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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nashville Sit-Ins

 
 
Nashville Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
1. Nashville Sit-Ins Marker
Inscription.  

Formerly located at his site was First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, headquarters of the 1960s Sit-In Movement, led by Rev. Kelly Miller Smith. Strategy sessions, non-violence workshops, mass meetings, victory celebrations, and administrative offices were here. The well disciplined Nashville Sit-Ins served as a model for civil rights demonstrations throughout the South.
 
Erected 1990 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 87.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.852′ N, 86° 47.136′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosa Parks Blvd and Charlotte Avenue on Rosa Parks Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Nashville Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
2. Nashville Sit-Ins Marker
of this marker. Black Churches of Capitol Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avon N. Williams, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Lest We Forget: The Middle Passage (about 500 feet away); Sam Davis of Tennessee (about 500 feet away); Edwin W. Craig (about 600 feet away); James K. Polk (about 600 feet away); Tennessee State Capitol (about 700 feet away); War Memorial Auditorium (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 18, 2020