How Did African Americans in Nashville overcome adversity?
Hear stories of how these courageous men, women, and children built Fort Nashborough and endured the hardships of life. Discover how the early African American pioneers carved out a successful community.
-Meet the Leaders.
-Hear about a slave who successfully ran a business on the Public Square in 1794.
-Visit the only Black-owned and operated business in downtown Nashville and hear the story of its development.
-Introduce yourself to the masterminds behind the Nashville sit-in movement.
-Not all African Americans were slaves. Learn about the different categories of African Americans from entrepreneurs to property owners.