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Content about 2017

March 16, 2017

The President's budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities and other cultural agencies. It is important both to call and to write legislators to let them know you oppose these cuts. Ideally, they would hear from as many Tennesseans as possible right now to have a sense of how these programs are meaningful to communities all over the state. Save the humanities!

April 21, 2017

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis is the first documentary biography of John Lewis, civil rights hero, congressional leader and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past fifty years.

Nashville Reads Finale: Get in the Way Film Screening and Panel
May 2, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Main Library Auditorium, 615 Church Street

April 18, 2017

Parnassus Books will host a special evening with John Grisham, benefiting Humanities Tennessee. Click here to find info and tickets here.

March 31, 2017

Andrew McCarthy is the author of the New York Times-bestselling travel memoir, The Longest Way Home. He is an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. He is also an actor and director. 

March 31, 2017

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. 

March 31, 2017

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the bestselling author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and The Lost City of Z. His stories have appeared in many anthologies of the best American writing, and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. He will discuss his new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

Salon @ 615: David Grann

March 31, 2017

Elizabeth Strout is the author of Olive Kitteridge; My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Burgess Boys; Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle. She will discuss her new novel, Anything Is Possible, in conversation with Ann Patchett.

March 31, 2017

Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most recognized and experienced broadcast journalists. She has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since 1991. She will discuss her memoir, Becoming Grandma.

March 9, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the third 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.

Saturday, March 18th,  AFL-CIO Koxville, 1522 Bill Williams Avenue, Knoxville, 37917

5:30 pm, Light Supper Served

6:30-8:30 pm, Performance & Discussion

March 9, 2017

Promise Land Heritage Association hosts exhibit exploring the history of preservation in Tennessee for the past fifty years.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966: Commemorating the Preservation of Tennessee Cultural Heritage for 50 Years is an exhibit that explores the impact of the national legislation on Tennessee's historical landscape, April 3-30, 2017.

Promise Land Heritage Assocation

707 Promise Land Road, Charlotte, TN 37036
 

March 2, 2017

Speakers and events mark the opening of "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" exhihition, hosted by the Granville Museum.

Historic Granville, Inc. hosts its annual Geneaology Festival this year with an opening of the TN State Museum's traveling exhibit, "The Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation."

The day's events include discussions with John Baker, author of the Washingtons of Wessyngton and Rob Dehart, curator of the exhibit. 

Also featured is Michael Bertrand, TSU, who will facilitate a discussion on "Region, Race & Memory: Inheriting the Civil War," a selection from Humanities Tennessee's Conversation Project.

February 21, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the second 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.

6:30-8:30 pm, March 15, First Congregational Church, 1000 South Cooper, Memphis, 38104

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

February 21, 2017

Join us for this traveling exhibit ribbon cutting and opening reception hosted by Historic Lebanon and the Wilson Co. Election Commission.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966: Commemorating the Preservation of Tennessee Cultural Heritage for 50 Years is an exhibit that explores the impact of the national legislation on Tennessee's historical landscape, March 6-31, 2017.

Ribbon-Cutting & Opening Reception, March 7, 4pm

Historic Lebanon & the Wilson Co. Election Commission, 203 East Main, Lebanon

February 3, 2017

The Salon@615 author series welcomes George Saunders to Parnassus Books on 2/24 with his latest book, Lincoln in the Bardo.

February 3, 2017

The Salon@615 author series welcomes Greg Iles with his latest book, Mississippi Blood, to the Nashville Public Library on March 25. 

February 3, 2017

John Oates will discuss his new book Change of Seasons: A Memoir, written with Chris Epting, at the Nashville Public Library on 4/9.

February 3, 2017

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support Tennessee History Day through our Cooperative Agreement grant program. This year's state contest will take place on 4/8 in Nashville. 

February 2, 2017

Dr. Doug Boyd presents a workshop for Etowah Historical Commission volunteers on the best practices for conducting and preserving oral histories.

In preparation for expanding and creating exhibits at the L & N Depot Museum, the Etowah Historical Commission will host Doug Boyd for a day-long workshop on the practice of collecting oral histories.

February 16, 9:00am-4:00pm, Etowah Community Center

January 19, 2017

Neighborhood Story Project's Stratford group screens the documentary A Stratford Story, created from their three-month project exploring the relationships among the school, neighbors and the community.

The Stratford Story Project is a team of students, alumni, parents, and community members. Working together over 12 weeks, we gathered photographs, historical information, stories, and perspectives from people connected to the school. We pulled these together into a documentary school to raise awareness of Stratford's past, strengthen engagement in Stratford's present, and deepen investment in Stratford's future.

January 5, 2017

The Global Education Center hosts poet Frank X. Walker for a reading and workshop.

"Poetry and the African American Experience Welcomes Frank X. Walker," February 17th, a reading and keynote by Frank X. Walker

January 5, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

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.