Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee

In 2021, the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture released the second edition of Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee, first published in 1996. This book contains the short histories of dozens of African American individuals and institutions who are significant to Tennessee’s past. Through a compilation of profiles from the conference’s 40 years, the book celebrates Black and African American contributions and achievements through family histories, little-known tales, and historic images. New content in the second edition incorporates an additional 25 years of profiles, introduction by Linda Wynn (Tennessee Historical Commission/Fisk University and conference co-founder) and Dr. K.T. Ewing (Tennessee State University), high resolution images throughout, a dynamic new cover, and a significantly expanded bibliography. The digital book also provides numerous online resources linked directly in the bibliography!

READ THE FULL BOOK HERE: Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee (Second Edition)