From the depths of slavery through their continuing struggle for freedom and equality, the stories of African Americans can be found throughout the landscapes of Stones River National Battlefield. We invite you to discover these stories for yourself and find greater meaning in the terrible carnage wrought during the Battle of Stones River.
African American Heritage
February 6, 2016 - Rising From The Ashes: A Tour of the Cemetery Community
Board a bus and explore areas in and outside the park as we learn how newly free people came together to for a community that shaped their lives and the landscape where the Battle of Stones River raged for nearly seventy years. Tours will start at the park visitor center at 10 AM and 1 PM, and will include presentations from past and present representatives of the Cemetery Community.
Saturday February 20, 2016 - Hallowed Grounds: Site of African American Memory
Explore the Cemetery Community story from its Civil War roots to the present through music, art, drama and words.
10 AM - Opening Ceremony
10:15 AM - Music - Albert Richardson
10: 45 AM - Music - William Verge
11:15 AM - Dramatic Presentation - Life Beyond Jordan
2 PM - Music - Darryl L. Chaney &Christ Fellowship Chorale
2:30 PM - Music - The Bingham Sisters
3 PM - Dramatic Presentation - Life Beyond Jordan
We also invite visitors to enjoy ongoing presentations located in and near the visitor center from 10 AM through 3 PM.
Cemetery Community Conversations - Museum Galleries
Meet Lenora "Boe" Washington and Anthony King, listen to their stories about growing up in the Cemtery Community, and ask them questions.
Fighting For Freedom - United States Colored Troop Camp
Local African American Art Exhibit - Visitor Center Lobby
EARN A FREE SET OF OUR CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS TRADING CARDS!
Ask about our special activity book for young visitors.
Last updated: February 3, 2016