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Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

June 28, 2012 at 5:49 am

Fifty years ago today, the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County voted to merge two governments into one. It’s considered the first full-scale consolidation in the U.S., and the city remains the envy of those who have tried and failed to do the same. But combining city and county also has contributed to keeping Nashville in the back of the pack in terms of breaking some racial barriers.

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.