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Photograph of Reverend Joseph Metz Rollins and police officers, 1963 May 09

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Creator:Foster, Don
Title:Photograph of Reverend Joseph Metz Rollins and police officers, 1963 May 09
Date:1963 May 9

A photograph of Reverend Joseph Metz Rollins with police officers before a demonstration, Nashville, Tennessee, May 9, 1963. Reverend Rollins served with the National Committee of Black Churchmen and the Nashville Christian Leadership Council during the civil rights movement in Nashville. His leadership and organization efforts contributed to the success of desegregation across the South. Under the direction of Reverend Joseph Metz Rollins, movement participants "called for an end to discriminatory practices in Nashville."

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Rollins, J. Metz (Joseph Metz), 1926- | Nashville Christian Leadership Conference | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville--History--Sources | Nonviolence--Tennessee--Nashville | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Tennessee--Nashville--History--Sources | Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Protest movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Activists--American--Tennessee--Nashville | Police--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division
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Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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