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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 12.183′ N, 86° 47.383′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Baptist World Center Drive Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Baptist World Center Cr., Nashville TN 37207, United States of America.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.