Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-19 08:00:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – Central Tennessee will host a series of events on June 16th, a holiday commemorating the liberation of enslaved people in the United States.
On Saturday, June 19th, the Nashville Zoo will officially launch a new historical feature. It is called the Morton Family Exhibition.
The Ribbon Cut Ceremony takes place at 11:00 am in the cabin behind the Grasmere Historic Home at the zoo. Zoo staff worked with relatives of Frank Moten, a 1900s peasant who lived on the land of Grasmere. They refurbished the cabin and installed panels displaying the story of Frank and his family’s contributions to the home.
“The majority of the remaining African Americans in the South were peasants or peasants by the end of the reconstruction era, but there are few places in central Tennessee to interpret this important part of history.” And Nashville Zoo.
“Our hope for this exhibition is to honor Mr. Morton and his family’s work and provide visitors with a window into the daily lives of peasants throughout the South,” Mason said.
The Tennessee State Museum offers a black history tour on Saturdays at 11am and 2pm.
At that time, please meet at your desk. These tours are limited. They can usually accommodate 15 to 20 people per tour.
There is also the Music City Freedom Festival. The Juneteenth Celebration in Nashville will take place on Saturday at 12:00 pm at Hadley Park.
“We are celebrating our culture, our community, our music, our food, and the business of our community,” said the event organizer.
Food trucks, vendors and inflatables will attend the event and will be held until 6 pm
The National Museum of African American History will host the Juneteenth Block Party on the rooftop of the 5th & Broadway from 11am to 4pm on June 19th. There is also a Juneteenth on the River celebration, according to the organizers. This event is free and open to the public.
In addition, there will be another June 16th celebration at Fort Neglee Park on Saturday. It’s called Juneteenth 615 and a decree is held in the park that day. It also includes music, food trucks, fireworks and music entertainment. Mayor John Cooper will also appear. The event takes place at 5 pm and is free.
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