The South Central States

Alabama

 

1.  Sixteenth-Street Baptist Church, Birmingham

-Sixteenth Street Baptist Church exists to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to encourage the cultivation of a personal relationship with Him.

Address: 1530 6th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203-1806

Phone Number: 202-251-9402

Website: 16thstreetbaptist.org

 

2.  Tuxedo Junction, Birmingham

-The heart of social life for the black populations of Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Address: 44 Broadway Avenue Sylacauga, AL 35150

Phone Number: 256-245-1735

Website: www.tuxedojunction.org

 

3.  Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

-Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay were mapped as early as 1519 by Alonzo Pineda.

Address: 109 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

Phone Number: 251-861-3607

Website: www.dauphinisland.org

 

4.  W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library, Florence

-W.C. Handy was born in a small log cabin in Florence on November 16, 1873.

Address: 620 West College Street Florence, AL 35630

Phone Number: 256-760-6434

Website: www.florenceal.org

 

5.  Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Jackson

-The congregation of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church held their first official worship service on April 12, 1924.

Address: 1245 Tunica Street Jackson, MS 39209

Phone Number: 601-969-3511

Website: www.mountnebochurch.com

 

  6.  Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery

-The Civil Rights Memorial honors the achievements and memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement.

Address: 400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone Number: 334-956-8439

Website: www.civilrightsmemorialcenter.org

 

7.  Dexter Avenue-King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery

-The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church was founded in 1877 in a slace traders pen.

Address: 454 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104-3743

Phone Number: 334-263-3970

Website: dexterkingmemorial.org

 

8.  Jesse Owens Monument, Oakville

-Three small markers were all that honored Jesse Owens in Oakville, Alabama, the Olympic champion’s birthplace.

Address: 7019 County Road 203 Danville, AL 35619

Phone Number: 256-974-3636

Website: www.jesseowensmuseum.org

 

9.  Edmund Pettis Bridge, Brown AME Chapel, Selma

-1st AME church in state (1866). Headquarters for Blacks during Voting Rights movement.

Address: 410 Martin Luther King St. Selma, AL 3670

Phone Number: 334-874-7897

Website: www.nps.gov

 

10.  Talladega College, Talladega

- Talladega College is located in an historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama.

Address: 627 West Battle Street Talladega, AL 35160

Phone Number: 256-362-4280

Website: www.talladega.edu


11.  Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee

-The name Tuskegee is synonymous with rich history and culture.

Address: 1212 West Montgomery Road Tuskegee, AL 36083

Phone Number: 334-727-4597

Website: www.nps.gov

 

Arkansas

 

12.   Central High School, Little Rock

-Central High School was the site of forced school desegregation during the American Civil Rights Movement.

Address: 1500 Park Street Little Rock, AR 72202

Phone Number: 501-447-1400

Website: www.lrcentralhigh.org

 

Kentucky

 

13.  Berea College, Berea

-Berea's distinctive commitments and educational programs have brought the College national recognition.

Address: 101 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40403-1516

Phone Number: 859-985-3000

Website: www.berea.edu

 

14.  Kentucky Military History Museum, Frankfort

-KHS engages people in the exploration of the commonwealth’s diverse heritage

Address: 100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone Number: 502-564-1792

Website: history.ky.gov

 

15.  Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

-In 1978 the Kentucky Horse Park, the world’s only park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, opened to the public.

Address: 4089 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Phone Number: 859-233-4503

Website: kyhorsepark.com

 

16.  The Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

-Opening to the public in April 1985, the Kentucky Derby Museum sits on land that Churchill Downs donated to the non-profit corporation.

Address: 704 Central Avenue Louisville, KY 40208

Phone Number: 502-637-1111

Website: www.derbymuseum.org

 

17.  Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave

-Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave.

Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Phone Number: 270-758-2180

Website: www.nps.gov

 

Louisiana

18.  Southern University, Baton Rouge

-In April 1880, the Louisiana General Assembly chartered Southern University, originally located in New Orleans. Southern opened its doors on March 7, 1881 with twelve students.

Address: Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Phone Number: 225-771-4500

Website: web.subr.edu

 

19.  Melrose Plantation, Melrose

-Melrose is one of the unique plantations of the old South, its career measured, not by years, but by generations.

Address: 3533 Louisiana 119 Melrose, LA 71452

Phone Number: 318-379-0055

Website: www.canerivercolony.com

 

20.  Amistad Research Center, New Orleans

-The Amistad Research Center's ties to the American Missionary Association (AMA) can be traced to the AMA's roots in the coalition of abolitionists who came to the defense of the Amistad Africans.

Address: 6823 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70118-5665

Phone Number: 504-862-3222

Website: www.amistadresearchcenter.org

21.  Chalmette Battlefield, New Orleans

  -Just downriver from New Orleans in Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans

Address: 8606 West Saint Bernard Highway Chalmette, Louisiana 70043

Phone Number: 504-281-0510

Website: www.nps.gov

22.  Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans

-Louis Armstrong Park, located steps from the French Quarter, was created to honor New Orleans' favorite son, the great Louis Armstrong.

Address: 835 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70116

Phone Number: 504-286-2100

Website: www.neworleansonline.com

 

Mississippi

 

23.  Alcorn State University, Alcorn

-For more than 138 years, Alcorn State has educated leaders in the full range of professions agriculture, the arts, business, human services, education, law, politics, medicine, and nursing.

Address: 1000 ASU Drive Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500

Phone Number: 601-877-6111

Website: www.alcorn.edu


24.  St. Augustine Seminary, Bay St. Louis

-All of us can appreciate this accomplishment for it was the first time in the history of the United States that a group of Black men was ordained to the Catholic priesthood.

Address: 199 Seminary Dr. Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

Phone Number: 228-467-6414

Website: www.svdsouth.com

 

25.  Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale

-Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues.

Address: #1 Blues Alley Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone Number: 662-627-6820

Website: www.deltabluesmuseum.org

 

26.  Rust College, Holly Springs

-Rust College is a historically Black, coeducational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Address:  150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone Number: 662-252-8000

Website: www.rustcollege.edu

27.  Jackson State University, Jackson

-Jackson State University has a distinguished history, rich in the tradition of educating young men and women for leadership, having undergone seven name changes as it grew and developed

Address: 1400 Lynch St. Jackson, MS 39217

Phone Number: 601-979-2121

Website: www.jsums.edu

 

28.  Smith Robertson Museum, Jackson

-The museum is housed in the former Smith Robertson School, the first public school built for African Americans in Jackson.

Address: 528 Bloom St., Jackson, MS 39202

Phone Number: 601-960-1457

Website: www.city.jackson.ms.us

 

Missouri

 

29.  George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond

-George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a nature trail, museum, and interactive exhibit area.

Address: 5646 Carver Road Diamond, MO 64840

Phone Number: 417-325-4151

Website: www.nps.gov

 

30.  Lincoln University, Jefferson City

-On September 17, 1866, the school opened its doors to the first class in an old frame building in Jefferson City.

Address: 820 Chestnut Street, B7 Young Hall Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone Number: 537-681-5599

Website: www.lincolnu.edu

31.  The Black Archives of Mid America, Kansas City

-The Black Archives of Mid America, Inc. was founded May 8th, 1974 by Horace M. Peterson III

Address: 2033 Vine Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone Number: 816-701-3590

Website: www.blackarchives.org

 

32.  Mutual Musicians Association, Kansas City.

-Originally home to the Black Musicians Protective Union.

Address: 1823 Highland Avenue Kansas City, MO 64108-1618

Phone Number: 816-741-5212

Website: www.mutualmusiciansfoundation.org

 

33.  Scott Joplin House, St. Louis

-The famous ragtime composer lived in this house for only two years, but they were probably the two most productive years of his career.

Address: 2658 Delmar Boulevard Saint Louis, MO 63103-1404

Phone Number: 314-340-5790

Website: www.mostateparks.com


34.  Vaughn Cultural Center, St. Louis

-The Vaughn Cultural Center (VCC) is a cultural venue in the St. Louis African American community devoted to the display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials.

Address: 3701 Grandel Sq Saint Louis, MO 63108-3627

Phone Number: 314-615-3631

Website: www.ulstl.org

 

35.  Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia

-Sedalia, Missouri was Scott Joplin’s home for only a few years, but it was a home with a special meaning for him. It is with good reason that Sedalia has become central to the Joplin story and the site of the annual Scott Joplin Festival.

Address: 321 S. Ohio Sedalia, MO 65301

Phone Number: 660-826-2271

Website: www.scottjoplin.org

 

Tennessee

36.  Afro-American Museum, Chattanooga

-The Chattanooga African American Museum was founded in 1983 to provide sources of curricula, historical references, creative works, and the media about the identity of Africans and African Americans, particularly those of Chattanooga. 

Address: 200 E ML King Blvd Chattanooga, TN

Phone Number: 423-266-8658

Website: www.caamhistory.com

 

37.  Alex Haley House, Henning

-Originally known as the Palmer House, this 10-room, turn-of-the-century, bungalow home was built in 1919 by Will E. Palmer, the maternal grandfather of Alex Haley.

Address: 200 South Church Street Henning, TN 38041

Phone Number: 731-738-2240

Website: www.tn.gov

 

38.  Fort Pillow State Park, Henning

-Fort Pillow State Historic Park has been designated as a Wildlife Observation Area by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Address: 3122 Park Road Henning , TN 38041

Phone Number: 731-738-5581

Website: www.tn.gov

 

39.  Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Knoxville

-James Garfield Beck and Ethel Benson Beck were two of the most glamorous and influential members of Knoxville’s black community during the period of the 1920s-1960s.

Address: 1927 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville, TN 37915-1909

Phone Number: 865-524-8461

Website: www.beckcenter.net


40.  Meharry Medical School, Nashville

-Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College of Nashville, under the auspices of the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Address: 1005 Doctor D B Todd Junior Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

Phone Number: 615-327-6111