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General Grant Program

Event Dates: December 7, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the third in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the third session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's interest in local improvements to his home county in 1832, and the consider the topic of public services at the local level.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Event Dates: November 5, 2017

The Third Root, a film directed by Reed Rickhart, explores the musical journey of Camilo Nu, an African-Mexican guitarist, as he encounters the traditions of both the old and new worlds.  Nu and Rickart will be on hand for discussion, and a concert by Nu will follow the screening.

Sunday, Novermber 5, 4pm, Global Education Center 4822 Charlotte, Nashville

The event is part of a nine-month series sponsored by the Global Education Center that explores the history and culture of Mexicans of African descent.  The project is partly funded by Humanities TN.

Event Dates: November 2, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the second in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the second session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's changing view of voting rights and explore the subject of voting in the present. Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Session for high school students, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Session for general public, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Alabama Story All Access Talk Back with Playwright Kenneth Jones

Clarence Brown Theater
Knoxville
4500.00

The project will feature events to connect the greater Knoxville community with noted playwright Kenneth Jones, who will discuss his use of historical events to address current issues--including the dangers of censorship--during the theater's run of his play, Alabama Story.  In addition to a free public discussion by Wright, the theater will also host an audience from a women's shelter for a performance and post-play discussion with Jones.

The project will feature events to connect the greater Knoxville community with noted playwright Kenneth Jones, who will discuss his use of historical events to address current issues--including the dangers of censorshi--during the theater's run of his play, Alabama Story.  In addition to a free public discussion by Wright, the theater will also host an audience from a women's shelter for a performance and post-play discussion with Jones.

Railways and the Development of Memphis and the Mid-South

Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum
Memphis
10,000.00

The Museum will revamp its permanent exhibition, including the histories of the Illinois Central and the Memphis & Charleston railways, and their critical improtance to the history of Memphis and the region.  The project includes the creation of a curatorial/design package detailing the artifact selection, image enlargements, panels and text, and interpretive themes.

The Museum will revamp its permanent exhibition, beginning with the histories of the Illinois Central and the Memphis & Charleston railways, and their critical improtance to the history of Memphis and the region.  The project includes the creation of a curatorial/design package detailing the artifact selection, image enlargements, panels and text, and interpretive themes.

The Third Root of Mexico

Global Education Center
5000.00

The Center will present a series of public programs exploring the history of Africans in Mexico.  Over a nine-month period, the project includes discussions, readings, exhibitions, and arts interpretation events that examine the history and role of people of African descent in Mexican culture, and the implications for changing demographics locally.

The Center will present a series of public programs exploring the history of Africans in Mexico.  Over a nine-month period, the project includes discussions, readings, exhibitions, and arts interpretation events that examine the history and role of people of African descent in Mexican culture, and the implications for changing demographics locally.

Far Away and Close to Home: The Art and Words of Rhea Wells

Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
Jonesborough
7150.00

The project exhibit showcases the art and literature of Jonesborough native Rhea Wells (1891-1962), including illustrations from his children's books and art school portfolio.  Public programs include an exhibit talk, a librarian panel discussion, and an exploration of Wells' advocacy of local support for art and literature.

The project exhibit showcases the art and literature of Jonesborough native Rhea wells (1891-1962), including illustrations from his children's books and art school portfolio.  Public programs include an exhibit talk, a librarian panel discussion, and an exploration of Wells' advocacy of local support for art and literature.

Master Local Historians

American Association of State and Local History
Nashville
12,000.00

The sponsor will create and pilots three modules of a Master Local Historians program for Tennessee museum and historical societies to offer the general public.  The multi-session course will train the public to understand and use local historical resources to place family history in an historical context, and to participate in related, current civic affairs.  The course will occur in each of the three grand division of Tennessee and feature renowned historians as faculty.

The sponsor will create and pilots three modules of a Master Local Historians program for Tennessee museum and historical societies to offer the general public.  The multi-session course will train the public to understand and use local historical resources to place family history in an historical context, and to participate in related, current civic affairs.  The course will occur in each of the three grand division of Tennessee and feature renowned historians as faculty.

The Vietnam War, East Tennessee: A Sense of Revolution

East Tennessee Public Television
Knoxville
$3480.00

The grant supports post-production and public events for one in a series of 30-minute documentaries about Knoxville and the region in the Vietnam War era.  The Sense of Revolution presents the stories and viewpoints of local veterans, supporters, and detractors, with emphasis on the period of protests that occurred in Knoxville in the context of the nation.

The grant supports post-production and public events for one in a series of 30-minute documentaries about Knoxville and the region in the Vietnam War era.  The Sense of Revolution presents the stories and viewpoints of local veterans, supporters, and detractors, with emphasis on the period of protests that occurred in Knoxville in the context of the nation.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum Exhibit

Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Nashville
$7000.00

The Department's museum will create a brand new, 500 square foot exhibit that will introduce visitors to the story of agriculture in the state and its development over time.  It will include artifacts from the museum's vast collections, as well as maps, images and interpretive text.

The Department's museum will create a brand new, 500 square foot exhibit that will introduce visitors to the story of agriculture in the state and its development over time.  It will include artifacts from the museum's vast collections, as well as maps, images and interpretive text.

Of the People, By the People, For the People: An Introduction to Lincoln & Citizenship

Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum
Harrogate
$2500.00

The project explores the concept of citizenship with primary sources related to Abraham Lincoln's life through two series of discussions, one for high school students and one for the general public.  By covering topics from voting to public service, participants will consider the role of citizenship in current community life and political discourse.  A conversation kit will be widely distributed to schools and libraries.

The project explores the concept of citizenship with primary sources related to Abraham Lincoln's life through two series of discussions, one for high school students and one for the general public.  By covering topics from voting to public service, participants will consider the role of citizenship in current community life and political discourse.  A conversation kit will be widely distributed to schools and libraries.

Event Dates: October 5, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the first in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the first session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's words on citizenship in the 1850s and consider how citizenship is viewed in the present. Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Session for high school students, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Session for general public, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Event Dates: September 8, 2017

A Matter in Black & White: 60th Anniversary of Desegregation in Nashville is a project anchored by an exhibit and also includes student/community fields trips to the Nashville Public Library Civil Rights Room and the National Museum of Civil Rights in Memphis, plus community panel discussions on desegration stories and music of the movement.

Exhibit opening, Friday, September 8, John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep, 1000 Cass Street, Nashville

Event Dates: October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017

This community poetry reading will feature renowned poet, Xanath Caraza, and her worked centered around the African legacy in Mexico. The reading will be followed by a Q & A session moderated by Dr. Avery Dickens de Girón, Executive Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Caraza will lead a poetry workshop the following day.  Both events occur at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave., Nashville

Event Dates: September 16, 2017

Global Education Center presents Invisible Mexico, a visual exhibit by the award-winning team of Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali that showcases the isolated and forgotten descendants of African natives who settled in Mexico.

Saturday, September 16, 6pm, Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave, Nashville

Click here for more information about the project. Invisible Mexico is part of the Third Root of Mexico Program Series, partially supported by Humanities Tennessee.