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History

Below is a listing of some of Music City's Historical Points of Interest. To request a copy of the brochure, please call the Metropolitan Historical Commission at (615) 862-7970.

  • AME Publishing House - the official publishing arm of the AMEC Sunday School Union which was founded in 1882. Located at 500 Eighth Avenue South. For more information, call (800) 648-8724.
     
  • American Baptist College - founded by the Southern Baptist Convention for the development of African-American pastors. Located at 1800 Baptist World Center Drive.For mor information, call (615) 262-1369.
     
  • Baptist World Center - headquarters for the National Baptist Convention of the United States of America.  Located at 1700 World Baptist Center Drive. For more information, call (615) 228-6292.
     
  • Citizens Bank - one of the oldest minority-owned banks in the United States. Located at 2013 Jefferson Street. For more information, call (615) 327-9787.
     
  • Fisk University - home of Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts,  Fisk Jubilee Singers and Fisk Jubilee Hall (the oldest building in the United States dedicated to higher learning for African Americans). Located at 1000 17th Ave. For more information, call (615) 329-8500.
     
  • Hadley Park - the country’s oldest park developed for African-American citizens. Located at the Intersection of 28th and John A. Merritt Blvd. For more information, contact the Metro Parks & Recreation at (615) 862-8424.
     
  • Jefferson Street - this street was the historic center of the African American community. Stores, restaurants and night clubs were thriving businesses. The historic district is currently undergoing restoration. For more information, contact the JUMP headquarters at (615) 726-5867.
     
  • Meharry Medical College - graduates over 50% of United States’s African American healthcare professionals. Located at 1005 D. B. Todd Blvd. For more information, call (615) 327-6111
     
  • R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation - one of the oldest minority-owned publishing companies in the United States. Located at 6717 Centennial Blvd. For more information, call (615) 350-8000.
     
  • Sunday School Publishing Board - the official publishing arm of the National Baptist Convention, USA which was founded in 1915. Located at 330 Charlotte Avenue. For more information, call (615) 256-2480.
     
  • Ted Rhodes Golf Course - named after the first African American to ever play in a PGA event. Locared at 1901 Ed Temple Blvd. For more information, contact the Metro Parks & Recreation at (615) 862-8424.
     
  • Tennessee State University - has produced more gold medals from the Olympics than any other University in the United States. Historically African American University. Oprah Winfrey’s alma mater. Located at 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. For more information, call (615) 963-5000.
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