Nashville’s unique combination of historically recognized traditional African American institutions of higher education and strong leadership from churches provided a ripe environment for the city to be a pivotal location of civil rights upheavals in the 1960s. Now, a new generation of activists is playing an important role in Nashville’s future, working on behalf of disadvantaged communities as the city grows and evolves. This roundtable discussion, including US Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05 and Project Register), and Henry Hicks of the National Museum of African American Music, will focus on how activism influences the physical makeup of a city and how equity and opportunity are essential in building our best cities.
A ticket is required to attend this session, however there is no additional cost. Seating is limited.