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Scarritt College for Christian Workers

 
 
Scarritt College for Christian Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, October 9, 2012
1. Scarritt College for Christian Workers Marker
Inscription. Established in Kansas City in 1892 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South and moved to Nashville in 1924, Scarritt trained laity in Christian education, music, and missions until it closed in 1988. Much of the Collegiate Gothic campus architecture was designed by Nashville architect Henry C. Hibbs. The campus was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. A leader in racial integration in the South, Scarritt integrated its student population in 1952. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wightman Chapel to the Conference on Christian Faith and Human Relations on April 25, 1957. From its beginning, Scarritt had an international student population that reflected its commitment to a global understanding of racial justice and equality. Its mission and vision continue today through the Scarritt-Bennett Center.
 
Erected 2012 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Donated by the Scarritt Alumni Association. (Marker Number 145.)
 
Location. 36° 8.757′ N, 86° 47.83′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 19th Avenue South north of Scarritt Place, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Scarritt College for Christian Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, October 9, 2012
2. Scarritt College for Christian Workers Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Disciples of Christ Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); University School of Nashville (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remnants of the University of Nashville (approx. mile away); Federal Defenses (approx. mile away); RCA Studio B (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradley Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wallace University School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vanderbilt University (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
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