Historic Roads & Trails
The path paved by African Americans in Tennessee was one long and arduous, etched with trials and triumphs, tragedy and victory.
Today, the challenges faced by African Americans throughout the generations, and the accomplishments that followed, are commemorated in the dedicated museums, monuments, landmarks and preserved sites throughout the state.
Haywood County Museum
The history of Haywood County from Native Americans to the present is displayed using photographs, memorabilia and documents, including special sports room. Among the community treasures is a rare collection on Abraham Lincoln's life, including many documents, books, artifacts, and pictures. ...more
Highlander Research Foundation
This institution's predecessor, Highlander Folk Center, was one of the most important training centers in the history of the modern civil rights movement. Activists such as the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. ...more
Hunt Phelan Home
Built mostly by slave labor in 1828, the Hunt-Phelan Home displays a rich and elegant past. Several hundred slaves were taught English by members of the Freedmen's Bureau at an on-site school house. ...more
A national historic landmark and Nashville architectural landmark, the six-story Victorian Gothic building was completed in 1876, becoming the first building constructed from funds raised from performances by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. ...more
Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents and interprets outstanding works by artists of regional, national, and international significance; provides diverse audiences with opportunities for learning and personal growth; and serves as a community gathering and celebration place. ...more
One of the South's oldest historically black colleges. LeMoyne Normal School was founded in 1862 by the American Missionary Association and funded by a $20,000 contribution from Pennsylvania native and staunch abolitionist, Dr. ...more
Live Music in America - Ebony Eyes Art Gallery, Inc.
The Mission of Ebony Eyes Art Gallery as a 501c3 nonprofit organization is to educate and promote the arts and reading literacy through the exhibition of original visual artworks of resident Tennessee artists of different cultures and disabilities. Behind every great piece of artwork, there is a story/history to read about. ...more
Mabry-Hazen House Museum
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the four-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest collections in America containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. ...more