Black History Showcase at Hadley Park and more February 15

The Black Family Talks presents their 3rd Annual Black History Showcase on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the Hadley Park Community Center, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Hosted by The Creator’s Work, The Black Family Talks Black History Program is a free program, open to the public, and all are invited.

The Black History Showcase will be held in the gymnasium of the historical Hadley Park in the Community Center. Partnering with Hadley Park and The Networking Platform, the Black History Showcase will highlight several black legends of Nashville, such as Avon Williams, Howard Gentry, Sr., Z. Alexander Looby, Preston Taylor and Justice AA Birch.

“This event is dedicated to our youth and fueled by our mission of educating our future on the success stories that make up our community, “according to the program’s sponsors. “It is designed to empower and uplift our culture. With the desire to enlighten as many individuals as we can reach, this entire experience will be FREE to the public.”

The program will feature an original monologue by Angela Taylor entitled, “Shall Not Be Moved.”

You see the names on buildings that most of us have visited, such as the TSU Gentry Center, the Z. Alexander Looby Center and Library, the Avon Williams downtown campus of Tennessee State University, the A.A. Birch Criminal Justice Center, and the Preston Taylor Homes. Come out and bring the entire family to this great free annual Black History Month event as they explore the contributions to Nashville and the world by these phenomenal gentlemen, whose names are always being used, but whose backgrounds and achievements may not be as well known.

Chakita Patterson

Urban Street Art Photo Tour also on Saturday, February 15

Also of interest in Black History on Saturday, Feb. 15 is the “Capturing Urban Street Art Photo Tour,” by United Street Tours. Discover a collection of the most authentic and dynamic murals that locals love but tourists don’t know exist on this street art tour in Nashville. Learn about the history and personalities behind each piece, and feel free to ask your guide to take your photo in front of the breathtakingly beautiful, Instagrammable murals.

After meeting your United Street Tours’ guide at the meeting point, get some insider knowledge about the surrounding neighborhoods. Then, your guide will unveil murals created by Norf Art Collective, a team of social impact advocates with their own curated exhibition in the Frist Art Museum.

During your 60-minute Nashville walking tour, you’ll see other works by local artists and capture the story of Nashville through street art. You’ll also have the opportunity to support local artists through the local partner’s “tip yo’ artist” program, which sends your tips directly to the artists who created the murals you admire most.

This is the only mural tour in Nashville that tips the artists who beautify local businesses and the city’s streets. Book now to secure your spot. Tickets tend to sell out during high season. To secure your spot book now at: https://unitedstreettours.com/.

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