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Civil Rights Art Project Seeks Local Voices

Civil Rights Art Project Seeks Local Voices

by / on March 10, 2013

The Metro Arts Commission is hoping for a strong turnout this week at a workshop about Nashville’s Civil Rights history. The next piece of public art is meant to honor the lunch counter sit ins of the 60s, and officials say public input is a key piece of getting it right.

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Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

by / on February 25, 2013

Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

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Bar Association Reenacts Sit-In Trials

by / on June 14, 2010

On Tuesday, a Nashville courtroom will again be home to the trial of civil rights protesters who took part in lunch counter sit-ins.

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50th Anniversary March Turns Eye to Future

50th Anniversary March Turns Eye to Future

by / on April 19, 2010

Several hundred people commemorated the anniversary of a key civil rights victory on Monday by calling for a renewed dedication to fighting racism, sexism, and poverty.

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