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 (loc.gov)

African American Collections of Note at the Tennessee State Library and Archives | Tennessee Secretary of State (tn.gov)

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 (blackpast.org)

African American Genealogical Resources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives | Tennessee Secretary of State (tn.gov)

Fisk University Scrapbook | Tennessee Secretary of State (tn.gov)

 

 

Museums and Historic Sites

 

NMAAM20 – National Museum of African American Music

Promise Land (tennesseeencyclopedia.net)

Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

The Nashville Slave Market Historical Marker (hmdb.org)

Tennessee – US Civil Rights 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 (theleafchronicle.com)

Franklin to erect statue honoring U.S. Colored Troops (tennessean.com)

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

Iconic lunch counter restored at Woolworth on 5th (tennessean.com)

The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County – Clarksville, TN Online (clarksvilleonline.com)

Burt High historical marker long time in the making (theleafchronicle.com)

Day to Day Clarksville Black History Month facts: Richard Hampton (theleafchronicle.com)

Black-owned Clarksville cemetery added to National Register of Historic Places (theleafchronicle.com)

Steve Wylie, from Clarksville to coal mines to pro baseball (theleafchronicle.com)