Photograph of a massive crowd of silent marchers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 19

Photograph of a massive crowd of silent marchers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 19

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Title:Photograph of a massive crowd of silent marchers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 19
Date:1960 Apr. 19
Description:

A photograph of a massive crowd of silent marchers at the Court House Square, Davidson County Courthouse, James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee, April 19, 1960. A crowd of over 3000 participants marched in silence from the campus of Tennessee A & I University to the office of Mayor Ben West at City Hall to protest the bombing of the home of civil rights attorney Z. Alexander Looby. Upon arriving at the Court House Square, students and leaders confronted Mayor Ben West about his viewpoints on lunch counter segregation. This was the first major step in desegregating public accommodations in Nashville. Forms part of the Nashville Banner Archives.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Nash, Diane, 1938- | LaFayette, Bernard | Lawson, James M., 1928- | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Suffrage | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Social change--Tennessee--Nashville | Student protesters--Tennessee--Nashville | Activists--American--Tennessee--Nashville | Protest movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | Court House Square (Nashville, Tenn.)--History | Public Square (Nashville, Tenn.)--History | James Robertson Parkway (Nashville, Tenn.) | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.) | Davidson County (Tenn.)
Collection:
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: b & w; 8 x 10 in.

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

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights Online Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.library.nashville.org/u?/nr,565