Historic Roads & Trails
The path paved by African Americans in Tennessee was one long and arduous, etched with trials and triumphs, tragedy and victory.
Today, the challenges faced by African Americans throughout the generations, and the accomplishments that followed, are commemorated in the dedicated museums, monuments, landmarks and preserved sites throughout the state.
Aaron Douglas Gallery
Housed in one of America's oldest universities founded for African Americans, the Aaron Douglas Gallery is a splendid collection of paintings, watercolors, sculptures and prints by such artists as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Malvin Gray Johnson, Aaron Douglas and James Lesesne Wells. Located on the third floor of the library at Fisk University in Nashville, the Aaron Douglas Gallery is one attraction not to be missed for any art enthusiast. ...more
African American Appalachian Arts, Inc.
African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. is a non profit arts organization that focuses on positive social and community development by utilizing creative methods of education through cultural artistic programming and development. ...more
Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center
Originally known as the Palmer House, this ten-room, bungalow style home was constructed in 1918 and 1919 by Will E. Palmer, the maternal grandfather of Alex Haley (1921-1992). ...more
Ashwood Rural Historic District
The district includes intact plantation complexes and Canaan, a small black community formed after the Civil War. The area provides significant illustrations of life for African Americans in antebellum rural Middle Tennessee. ...more
Authentic Tours Historic Black Nashville and Middle Tennessee
A three hour experience in the remarkable Black Heritage in Nashville, from the early free settlers through the growth and development of the city. Black educators, historic institutions, military leaders, publishing houses, premier political leaders; personalities including Oprah, W. ...more
B.B. King's Blues Club - Nashville
Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville on Historic 2nd Avenue just blocks from Broadway, LP Field & The Sommet Center you will find one of Nashville's largest live music venues specializing in speakeasy blues, Motown & classic rock. ...more
The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only music bus! See Beale Street, Sun Studio, Stax Records, the Lorraine Motel, movie locations, and more, but the music is the difference on this tour. All of Backbeat’s guides are Memphis musicians, who play and sing selections from the city’s rich musical heritage along with generous amounts of comedy and audience interaction. ...more
Baskets, Bouquets & Gifts
Gift baskets for all occasions, African-American art, reading materials for children and adults and a selection of collectibles including authentic African carvings, masks, and wall hangings. ...more
Beale Street Historic District
The music and entertainment pulse of downtown Memphis, Beale Street at the turn of the 20th century served as a haven for African Americans migrating from small towns. Legendary greats such as W. ...more