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Photograph of defense attorneys for student demonstrators, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 March 02

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Creator:Cooley, Vic
Title:Photograph of defense attorneys for student demonstrators, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 March 02
Date:1960 Mar. 2

A photograph of lead defense attorneys for student demonstrators, Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2, 1960. Attorney Robert E. Lillard gestures in his defense of the students on trial for their part in the sit-in demonstrations in downtown stores and lunch counters. Pictured left to right (front row): Adolpho A. Birch, Robert E. Lillard, Coyness L. Ennix, Sr., and Avon Williams, Jr. Along with attorney Z. Alexander Looby, these attorneys were the spearheads of the defense for the student demonstrators. Forms part of the Nashville Banner Archives.

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Birch, Adolpho A., 1932- | Lillard, Robert Emmitt, 1907-1991 | Williams, Avon N., 1921-1994 | Ennix, Coyness L., 1898-1984 | Davidson County Courthouse (Nashville, Tenn.) | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Social conditions | Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Lawyers--Tennessee--Nashville | Central business districts--Tennessee--Nashville | Demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | Protest movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Social justice--Tennessee--Nashville | Actions and defenses--Tennessee--Nashville | Nashville (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Nashville (Tenn.)--Race relations | Nashville (Tenn.)--Social life and customs | Nashville (Tenn.)--Commerce | 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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