April 14, 2018 – 12:00 pm
Voices from the Front Lines
A panel discussion with participants in the local civil rights movement moderated by historian Linda Wynn
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Hear the stories behind the photographs of We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968, and take a deeper look at the civil rights movement. Moderated by Linda Wynn, this panel will feature first-person accounts by individuals who fought for racial equity in Nashville including King Hollands, Gloria McKissack, and Rip Patton.
Like a giant serpent, a line of black college demonstrators wended its way around the courthouse area, coming out from Jefferson Street and James Robertson Boulevard, on April 19, 1960, the day of the Z. Alexander Looby bombing. They marched three abreast, with the line stretching across ten blocks. Photo by Eldred Reaney, with permission from The Tennessean