Part of the Great Smoky Mountain Range ©Author Adventures

Literary Tennessee, Where Change-Makers’ Writing Grows Up

The Tennessee Author Adventures Trail includes meeting places of people who took stands, a library that celebrates the tradition of African-American literature, several significant universities, and the birthplace of the man who started an alphabet that brought the historical story of Native Americans to life.

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A. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., Memphis
B. Mabel Smythe-Haith and Oprah Winfrey, Tennessee State University, Nashville
C. Miles Vandarhurst Lynk, Nashville
D. Fisk University, Nashville
E. Vanderbilt Fugitives, Nashville
F. Langston Hughes Library, Clinton (near Knoxville), at the Alex Haley Farm
G. Septima Poinsette Clark, New Market
H. Sequoyah, Vonore

Also See (Between the Septima Clark and Sequoyah Stops):

Country music superstar Dolly Parton is a major advocate of literacy and has donated over a million books to the Library of Congress. Her original home is not open to the public, but a replica can be visited just outside the Dollywood theme park. Read about it here: