Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
During the 1960s, Griggs Hall was the “home” of several seminary students who organized and led sit-ins, freedom rides, and other civil rights movements in Nashville, the South, and the nation. The student organizers were influenced by their homiletics professor, the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., pastor of the First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, a local leader in the African-American Community.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 182.)
Location. 36° 12.183′ N, 86° 47.383′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Baptist World Center Drive south of West Trinity Lane & Whites Creek Pike (U.S. 431). Click for map. Marker is at or near this
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heaton's Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Cecilia Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Freeland's Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Temple Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Germantown Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); Adolphus Heiman (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Original Gas Works (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Buildings •
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