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The Hermitage offers events to celebrate Black History Month

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Andrew Jackson's home at The Hermitage is offering free events all month long to celebrate Black History Month.

This year, they're looking at African-American contributions to Nashville.

The events cover genealogy, textiles and fashion and even music.

Officials say Black History Month gives The Hermitage a special opportunity to share their stories with a wider audience.

"The story of the enslaved community here at The Hermitage is very important to tell. It is a responsibility that we have to share those stories," said Jason Nelson, vice president of marketing at The Hermitage.

If you'd like to attend the Black History Month workshops at The Hermitage, you can make a reservation for any of the free events by visiting http://www.thehermitage.com/events/Events1/bhm.

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