Photograph of students marching during the Freedom March on Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 March 23

Photograph of students marching during the Freedom March on Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 March 23

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Creator:Goodman, Bill
Title:Photograph of students marching during the Freedom March on Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 March 23
Date:1963 Mar. 23
Description:

A photograph of anti-segregation demonstrators during the Freedom March, 18th Avenue North and Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tennessee, March 23, 1963. Leading the march is John R. Lewis and Archie E. Allen. The Freedom March was sponsored by the Projects Committee of the Nashville Christian Leadership Council. According to Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, the "Freedom March was designed to emphasize that the current movement was a people's movement and not just a leader's cause." The marchers started at the campus of Tennessee State A & I, down 8th Avenue North, then into the downtown area. The Freedom March was the largest planned organized protest in Nashville since the 1960s downtown sit-ins. Forms part of the Nashville Banner Archives.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Allen, Archie E. | Smith, Kelly Miller, 1920- | Nashville Christian Leadership Conference | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | 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 | Minorities--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | Jefferson Street (Nashville, Tenn.) | Eighteenth Avenue (Nashville, Tenn.) | Nashville (Tenn.) | Davidson County (Tenn.)
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Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division | Civil Rights Online Collection (Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division)
Online Publisher:Nashville, Tenn. : Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library | 2006
Original Material:

1 photograph negative : b & w ; 2.25 x 2.25 in.

Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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Forms part of the online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

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