The National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee is a non-profit organization of the blind working together to improve the quality of life for all blind people in Tennessee. In May of 1969, blind men and women gathered together in Nashville at the Andrew Jackson Hotel to improve the lives of blind Tennesseans through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. The organization has now grown to over 200 members. Chapters throughout the state meet monthly, and statewide Divisions meet annually during State Conventions. In order for its influence to be felt on a national level, the National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee is affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization open to all blind and interested sighted persons. The National Federation of the Blind of Tennessee is an energetic organization dedicated to service, and its continuing programs are always designed to improve the economic and social lives of blind Tennesseans.