The Beck features the William Henry Hastie Room which
houses an extensive collection of memorabilia of the first
Black Federal judge, the first Black Governor of the Virgin
Islands, and a native Knoxvillian.
Just minutes away from the birthplace of the State of
Tennessee, Blount Mansion, is the Beck Cultural Exchange
Center. The Beck, surrounded by beautifully landscaped
grounds, is a vibrant tribute to Black Knoxvillians and
Tennesseans. Through films, books, records, changing exhibits
and cultural programs, the Center documents the cultural
contributions made to every aspect of society.