Nashville’s Legacy in the Civil Rights Movement: Healing Cities

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 09:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tour 7 Tours
Separate Ticket Required

During the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement in Nashville was in constant flow as thousands of its African American residents sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the South. In September 1957, Nashville took the first steps toward ending segregation and discrimination in its public schools. In February 1960, students from the city’s four acclaimed black colleges set out to confront segregation at lunch counters, movie theaters, and other places of public accommodation. This tour visiting landmarks and historically significant neighborhoods will examine Nashville’s important role in the civil rights movement; the imprint it left on the city, equity, and opportunity issues; and how this important legacy affects real estate and culture. It will conclude with a meal at the infamous Woolworth’s lunch counter—recently restored, “honing the history of the space, while also giving it a new story as a welcome table for all.”

Things to Know

  • $85 per person.
  • Tour departs from the Music City Center. There will be a check-in table and sign indicating the meeting location for your tour group. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Lunch included.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.