Events for the Upcoming Black History Month in Nashville, TN

February 24th, 2021 by


Events for the Upcoming Black History Month in Nashville, TN

The annual celebration of major achievements by African Americans in the US goes on for a month and is termed as Black History month. Blacks have played a major role in shaping American history over time, which is given obeisance during this period. It goes as far back as 1976, from when every American President has recognized February as this month. Nashville in Tennessee celebrates this month by celebrating many festive events. Here is a closer look at these occasions.

Events Showcasing Afro American History in Nashville:

  • Nashville Public Library: This place has several events lined up for Black History month throughout February. One can learn about the origin of jazz music, the lasting impact of this period on American music in the “Cool Days and Hot Jazz” event, and the Harlem Renaissance here. Dance classes, creative artwork, and other fun activities will also be possible at this venue. Apart from the above, the puppet truck from the library will be showcasing performances of ‘Anansi the Spider’ to several locations in Tennessee during February. Dance troops from the Global Education Center will perform Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dances here.
  • National Museum of African American Music: A series of music events known as “From Nothing to Something” will be offered by this museum at different Metro Library locations in Tennessee. Each of them is a one-hour interactive session with the sounds and history of instruments which have Afro American roots. Some of these instruments are the washtub bass, harmonica, cigar-box guitar, and even spoons.
  • Fort Donelson: Volunteers from the local community salute the US Colored Troops at this venue. The event starts in the morning at the Stewart County Visitor Center and ends with 19th Century Weapons firing on the Battlefield.
  • Green Hills library: There are interesting things for children to do as well in this period. They can go to the Green Hills Library to listen to Miss Kristi talking about stories on Afro American children. The program is meant for children aged 1-2 years.
  • East Library: Southern Word, in collaboration with the National Museum of African American Music, StudioNPL, 5 Spot, BongoJava, and Lovenoise, bring forward ‘The Blacklift’, which is a yearly black history poetry festival, with music as well. It is held on February 10 from 2-9 pm, beginning at the East Library and then to Bongo Java East, followed by the 5 Spot.
  • Tennessee State University: A program titled “Spiritual Songs: History of African American Music” in the Avon Williams Center at the University campus. The program is by Dr Naima Johnston, a professor at the state University. Through this program, attendees will get to explore the history and evolution of spiritual music as a form of American art.
  • Bridgestone Arena- The annual RNB rewind for Nashville will be at the Bridgestone Arena on February 28. Performances by Blackstreet, Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, Donell Jones, Next, and more.
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