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- Photograph of a massive crowd of silent marchers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960 April 19
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- African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville
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
- Nash, Diane, 1938-
LaFayette, Bernard, Jr.
Lawson, James M., 1928-
- United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444
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- 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.
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- 1 photograph: b & w; 8 x 10 in.
- Original Collection:
- Nashville Banner Archives, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
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- Nashville Public Library (Tenn.). Special Collections Division