African American History Resources/Middle Tennessee




Websites and Databases


About this Collection  |  Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress (

African American Collections of Note at the Tennessee State Library and Archives | Tennessee Secretary of State (

Nashville > Historical Commission > Events and Programs > Conference on African-American History and Culture

History Before Us – The True American History | Black History

Tennessee African American Genealogy | Access Genealogy

(1866) Jim Crow Laws: Tennessee, 1866-1955 (

African American Genealogical Resources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives | Tennessee Secretary of State (

Fisk University Scrapbook | Tennessee Secretary of State (



Museums and Historic Sites


NMAAM20 – National Museum of African American Music

Promise Land (

Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

The Nashville Slave Market Historical Marker (

Tennessee – US Civil Rights Trail

Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail



Local Articles

Below is a sampling of articles pertaining to local African American history in Middle Tennessee:


Clarksville Great Fire of 1878 started amid lynching, police shooting (

Franklin to erect statue honoring U.S. Colored Troops (

Clarksville Tennessee Black History Month Rev. Wilbur N. Daniel APSU (

Iconic lunch counter restored at Woolworth on 5th (

The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County – Clarksville, TN Online (

Burt High historical marker long time in the making (

Day to Day Clarksville Black History Month facts: Richard Hampton (

Black-owned Clarksville cemetery added to National Register of Historic Places (

Steve Wylie, from Clarksville to coal mines to pro baseball (