Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The 1960 Memphis Sit-In Movement
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 179.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1960.
Location. 35° 7.124′ N, 90° 2.117′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Walker Ave east of Dr. Hollis F. Price Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 799 Crown Pl, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steele Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Shaw (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LeMoyne Owen College (about 300 feet away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (about 400 feet away); Second Congregational Church (about 400 feet away); Benjamin Albert Imes (about 400 feet away); LeMoyne-Owen College (about 500 feet away); Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2020, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2020, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.