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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 No. 87.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James K. Polk (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee State Capitol (about 700 feet away); Votes for Women (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alvin C. York
Nashville Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 18, 2014
2. Nashville Sit-Ins Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Rosary Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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