Ennix, Coyness L., 1898-1984


Coyness Loyal Ennix, Sr., was an attorney and a political and civic leader in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1932, Ennix gained admission to the bar. For the benefit of area blacks, he founded Nashville's Kent College of Law, where he trained local attorneys like Robert Lillard and Mose Davies. Coyness L. Ennix advanced as a local political leader during the late 1940s, when he became president of The Solid Block, an organization designed to unify the black community in its opposition to political discrimination. He was the first black member of the Nashville Housing Authority. He gained appointment to the Nashville Board of Education and served through the integration uproar that forced Nashville to integrate its schools. -- Leaders of Afro-American Nashville Digital Exhibit, Tennessee State University Library WWW site.

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