Tennessee State University will host its 34th annual Nashville Conference of African-American History and Culture on Friday, February 13 starting at 9 am on the university’s Avon Williams campus, according to a university press release.

The university says the conference is centered on, “the educational and musical legacies of Nashville’s African-American community.”

The annual conference has united historians, students, educators, community leaders and others interested in African-American history and culture since its start in 1981. For over 30 years the conference has had a tradition of focusing on unsung heroes in the local cultural history from slavery to present.

With conference speakers and highlighters who have been trailblazers in the fields of education, civil rights, and the arts, the event is expected to continue on with the conference’s traditions. Attendees can look forward to performances by Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions as well as winning student video documentaries from the 2014 Tennessee History Day competition.

Registration is $20, and lunch and parking are also included.

To register visit: www.nashville.gov/mhc, or call 615.862.7970.