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by Dolly Parton and Randy L. Schmidt
6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Tennessee State Museum
In partnership with the Nashville Public Library, the Museum will highlight an iconic part of Tennessee’s music history by reading Dolly on Dolly, by Dolly Parton and Randy L. Schmidt. This expansive work holds interviews of Dolly and offers insight into her upbringing, career, and colorful personality. A rags-to-riches tale like no other, the book describes a dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood which paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly’s metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar.
After the book discussion, join museum staff for a tour of exhibitions to see some of Dolly’s costumes and instruments.
by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy
6 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Tennessee State Museum
In partnership with the Nashville Public Library, the Museum we will be reading a phenomenal book titled This Promise of Change, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy. These authors use poetry to tell a moving story about the fight for racial equality in Tennessee schools, and how a group of 12 courageous children led to Clinton High School becoming the first public high school to desegregate in the South in 1956.
After the book discussion, join museum staff for a tour of Civil Rights exhibitions which include the story of the Clinton 12.