The Justice Ministry invites you to participate in a formation experience to better understand Nashville’s history and legacy of slavery. Join us for a private tour organized for St. B’s parishioners at Belle Meade Historic Site on Saturday, August 5, at 9:30 a.m.
This hour-long private tour explores the history of slavery as an institution—at Belle Meade specifically, but across plantations in the South. Using oral histories and research from primary sources, interpreters tell the stories of individual enslaved people who were brought to, or born at Belle Meade, from the plantation’s beginnings in 1807 through the years following Emancipation. The tour takes place inside the Kitchen House and at multiple points across the property where enslaved people lived and worked.
Importantly, the tour acknowledges the harsh realities of slavery, and encourages discussion about how these historical accounts affect race relations today. It is recommended for adults and children aged 12+.
Date/Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5.
Cost: $20 for ages 18+ / $15 for ages 12 to 17. Tickets includes a complimentary wine tasting in the Winery for those aged 21+.
Registration is now closed. Contact Nancy at email@example.com to see if there is a last minute opening.