(2003. 56 minutes) Before George Wallace defied the federal government by standing in the school house door (1963) and before National Guard troops were sent to Little Rock to force segregation (1957), the small Arkansas town of Hoxie voluntarily integrated its school system. Told through the experiences of former Hoxie students, teachers and towns people, the documentary tells the story of one small town's unheralded impact on the Civil Rights movement.
About the Community History Program
The Tennessee Community History program provides community-based educational programs about the history and cultural life of Tennessee communities in the context of the history and cultural life of our nation and our world. The goal of the program is to build stronger Tennessee communities, enriched by an understanding of the past and the cultural lives of the peoples who share these communities. Read more ...
Designed to assist emerging history and cultural institutions develop long-term growth and sustainability, the Fund provides partner organizations financial support in the various phases of its work bringing the humanities to the public. Read more..
Media Lending Library
Humanities Tennessee has created a lending library of award-winning video documentaries dealing with a broad range of topics on Southern history and culture. Videos are available free of charge to any non-profit, school, or community group in Tennessee. Read more...
Featured Selection from Our Media Lending Library
Civil War, Civil Rights, Civil Discourse
Humanities Tennessee presents Civil War, Civil Rights, Civil Discourse, a multi-format project occurring across the state. Drop in for our reading discussion series, Making Sense of the American Civil War, at a library near you. Book a scholar from our Conversations Bureau to lead a discussion in your community. Screen a documentary from our library of award-winning films. Catch a glimpse of our special roster of authors at the 2012 Southern Festival of Books whose works center around the Age of Emancipation. All of these programs are part of our latest initiative.
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Museum on Main Street
This program brings traveling Smithsonian exhibitions to small or emerging museums throughout the state. Our upcoming exhibit, The Way We Worked, opens in September, 2011. Read more ...
Tennessee Association of Museums Scholarships
Since 2003, Humanities Tennessee has offered a scholarship program for the Tennessee Association of Museums' (TAM) annual conference held every March. This initiative stems from our commitment to provide opportunities for professional and organizational development of Tennessee's museums and their humanities programming. Find out more about the TAM Scholarship Program ...