Support small black-owned businesses during Black History Month

Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 11:06:29-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's Black History Month, and several organizations are celebrating African American culture.

Every year, we encourage you to shop locally to keep your money in our communities. Participating in the Nashville Black Market is no different.

The celebration of achievements by African Americans started in 1915. That's half a century after year slavery was abolished in the U.S. in 1865.

This month-long celebration grew out of what was originally called “Negro History Week.” Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

To kick off the month-long celebration here in Middle Tennessee, there's a Nashville Black Market located at 600 28th Ave N. It is a place where you can go and shop with local black small businesses. It will start at noon and be open until 5 p.m.

For more information on the Nashville Black Market, head here.