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Partnership for Public Humanities

Event Dates: February 21, 2017

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the first in a series of four events around the state.  "A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement" features music, a multimedia presentation and conversation about Joe Hill, one of America's noted labor activists of the early 20th century.

6:30pm, February 21, IBEW Local 175 Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive, Chattanooga 37416

The event is preceded by a reception at 5:30pm.

The tour continues to Memphis, Knoxville and Clarksville with dates this spring.

Event Dates: November 14, 2016

For three months, the Statford Story Project team of neighbors and students researched the changing nature of their neighborhood.

Join them Monday, November 14th, 5-7pm, at Stratford High School, 1800 Stratford Avenue, for a lively and informative public reception as they unveil what they have learned.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Stratford Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

Event Dates: November 19, 2016

For three months, members of the Edgehill Story Project have gathered stories and information to understand the changes in their neighborhood.

Join them Saturday, Novemeber 19th, 1-3pm, at the Edgehill United Methodist Church, 1502 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, 37212, to learn what they have discovered, and how to get involved.  The public event includes music, refreshments and more.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Edgehill Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

Event Dates: August 13, 2016

Saturday, Agust 13, 10am-10pm

Amqui Station, 303 Madison Street, Madison, TN

The WWII Remembrance Day & Encampment features presentations about the impact of the war on artists and musicians, as well as hands-on activities that explore the history of the homefront.  The festival also includes living history, exhibits and an evening big band performance.

Visit for a complete schedule.

Event Dates: September 12, 2016 - October 10, 2016

The Promise Land Community Club in Charlotte will host the traveling exhibit "Emancipation and Its Legacies" from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History from September 12-October 10, 2016. Please email for more information. 

Event Dates: March 1, 2016

March to the 19th Bootcamps--a statewide series of professional development and women's history workshops--kick off in Nashville April 28, with registration opening March 1.  Three additional Bootcamps will be scheduled throughout the year in other cities.

Event Dates: December 12, 2015

Join the Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum in welcoming John F. Baker, Jr., for a lecture at the Boys & Girls Club followed by a reception at the museum for the "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" exhibit, on tour from the TN State Museum.

Baker authored a book on the subject of his ancestors, who were slaves at Wessyngton in Robertson County, TN.

Saturday, December 12th, Book Signing 2pm, Lecture/Discussion 3-4:30pm, Exhibit Tours & Reception 5pm

Event Dates: May 18, 2015

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Event Dates: May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Esperanza Rising tells the story of a teenaged Mexican migrant working in the US with her family during the Great Depression. The performance cast features local, bilingual youth, and will run for four performances in Morristown, each includes a faciltated discussion about the work.

Friday, May 29, 7pm

Saturday, May 30, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, May 31, 7pm

The Rose Center continues to host the exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 through May 31st, and an art exhibit, Latin Fusion.

Event Dates: April 15, 2015

Daniel Sharfstein, associate professor of law at Vanderbilt University, will facilitate a public discussion centered around his book, The Invisible Line, in Charlotte, Tennessee, at the Promise Land Community Club, a partner of Humanities Te

Event Dates: November 13, 2014 - December 18, 2014

The Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum will host the traveling exhibit, "The Currency of Change: the African American Experience," November 13-December 18, 2014.

Event Dates: June 10, 2014 - June 30, 2014