Built in 1979 and located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Tennessee State University – Avon Williams Campus stands as a testament to its enduring legacy, owing to its historical significance, profound community impact, and pivotal contributions to civil rights and education. Named in honor of Avon Nyanza Williams, Jr., a leading African American lawyer in Tennessee and state senator, the campus has served as a beacon of hope and opportunity for generations of students. As a testament to its enduring significance, the Avon Williams Campus continues to inspire and empower individuals to pursue education, advocate for social justice, and uphold the values of equality and inclusion.