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Civil Rights Art Project Seeks Local Voices

Civil Rights Art Project Seeks Local Voices

March 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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.

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

February 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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.

Bar Association Reenacts Sit-In Trials

June 14, 2010 at 10:24 am

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

50th Anniversary March Turns Eye to Future

50th Anniversary March Turns Eye to Future

April 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

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.