October 2, 2018 – 11:30 am
Food for Thought: WE SHALL OVERCOME
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with program at noon
On April 27, 1964, civil rights demonstrators sat in Metro jail while waiting to make bond. From left to right: Lester McKinnie, one of the group leaders; Allen Wolfe, a Vanderbilt student; William T. Barbee, a Scarritt student; and Frederick Leonard, a Tennessee A&I student. McKinnie had been subdued by police and treated for injuries at General Hospital. Photo by Jack Corn. Courtesy of The Tennessean
Free with advance registration (lunch and gallery admission included)
Call Vanderbilt University at 615.322.8585 to reserve your place. Registration opens September 11.
In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Art Museum hosts Food for Thought, a three-part series of lunchtime conversations. This first session will focus on the exhibition We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968 and will explore the early 1960s student movement in Nashville, the roles students from each of the major schools played, and each academic administration’s response to the demonstrators.
Panelists will include Vanderbilt professors, Frist curators, and other members of the Nashville community.