United Street Tours

United Street Tours

Hi – My name is Chakita Patterson

Hi – My name is Chakita Patterson

I was in my 2nd year as the dean of students, jogging towards the cafeteria. 

I was racing to catch students before the lunch hour ended. And I was confident I would get my questions answered. 

But that’s not how it worked out. 

I ended up very disappointed. Filled with frustration, I walked back to my office and closed the door. 

I guess I lost that excitement. But it was a courageous effort. 

You see…

I went from table to table asking students what black history leaders they wanted to focus on for Black History Month. Each time, I only got two names: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. 

They didn’t know or couldn’t recall anyone else. 

And if you’ve made it this far, you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you this.


This is the story of how I begin helping purpose-driven individuals like you become champions for equity and inclusion in the classroom and beyond.

The history of black people in the United States has been and continues to be hidden and kept secret. I am an activist for creating awareness of the historical impact of race on people of color.

If I could convince high school students, to see the beauty in gaining advanced knowledge in history and culture —

I can probably convince you to begin seeing the parts of history that have been suppressed and to use this knowledge to increase your level of awareness.

To learn more about what I do, watch us on Tennessee Crossroads below.

So, if you want to learn how we could work together, just send me a message here.

I’d love to hear from you. 



See video of United Street Tours live on your PBS station on the show, Tennessee Crossroads.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. I love this. Great job.

    1. Ogden – We are excited to have you on the team! Thank you.

  2. I’ve been on Chakita’s tours and learned so much. It’s a powerful feeling being in a group in places that hold history and then hear Chakita bring it to life

    Good to see you expanding your presence

    1. Hi Chrissy – Thanks so much for being a Friend of United Street Tours. We value your support!

  3. Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I am one of the Concierges at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. I would love to here more about your tour. I have many guest that ask about Black history tours of Nashville and I always refer them to your tour. Do you have any brochures that I could give to my guest?

  4. Thank you for reaching out to me. I am one of the Concierges at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. I have may guest that ask for Black History tours. I always refer them to your site. Do you have any brochures that I could give to my gust?

  5. Thanks Chakita! I work for Choice Hotels and have many groups looking for black history tours, I will definitely send them your way!
    Please let me know if you have brochures that we use at our properties.

  6. Chakita is sharing a much needed story and her educational approach offers Nashville a more meaningful tourism experience than other tour options. Her tour was a highlight of my birthday trip with friends. Book a tour with her!

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