Make a day of it outdoors the museum
After a day taking within the sights and sounds on the museum, listed below are some methods to spherical out your journey to downtown Nashville and soak in much more Black tradition.
For meals, head right down to Fifth + Broadway, a brand new mixed-use growth opening March 4, and seize a pizza from Black-owned Slim & Huskies. Starting with its first location in traditionally Black North Nashville, Slim + Husky’s has been mixing music and meals whereas serving up handcrafted pies just like the P.R.E.A.M., made with white sauce with pepperoni, sausage, and veggies, and the three-pepperoni-blend Rony, Roni, Rone.
Only a brief stroll from the museum is the South Shack location of Prince’s Hot Chicken, the true originator of town’s signature spicy dish, round for the reason that Nineteen Thirties. The warmth ranges vary from delicate to XXXhot and the rooster is served on two slices of plain white bread with a number of pickles on the facet. Be cautious and sort with your self.
For extra on town’s Black historical past, go to the primary department of the Nashville Public Library positioned at and make your option to the Civil Rights room, which overlooks the intersection of Church Road and seventh Avenue North. It’s the place non-violent protests in opposition to lunch counter segregation passed off within the Nineteen Sixties. Right now, it is the place guests can sit at a symbolic lunch counter to honor these efforts, view images of kids desegregating Nashville colleges, and browse first-hand accounts from different contributors in Nashville’s Civil Rights Motion.
After all, try the Country Music Hall of Fame. Nation music hasn’t carried out an amazing job of acknowledging its roots within the Black musical custom, however the connection is plain. From the African banjo to the Black gospel songs that served as templates for a few of the earliest recorded “hillbilly” music, those that tour the Nation Music Corridor of Fame after visiting the Nationwide Museum of African American Music will simply discover the oft-hidden hyperlinks.