Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters

Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters (HM28D)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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N 36° 10.16', W 86° 48.383'

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After the pre-dawn bombing of atty. Z. Alexander Looby's home, approx. 3000 civil rights leaders and students from Tenn. St., Fisk, Meharry, American Baptist College, and Pearl High School marched along this route on April 19, 1960, to meet with Mayor Ben West at the courthouse. In response to Diane Nash, a leader of the student sit-ins, the mayor recommended that store owners end segregated lunch counters. On May 10th, under an agreement between black leaders and city merchants, Nashville became the first major southern city, outside of Texas, to begin desegregating its public facilities.
HM NumberHM28D
Marker Number3A 157
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517412 N 4002747
Decimal Degrees36.16933333, -86.80638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.16', W 86° 48.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 9.60" N, 86° 48' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1981 Meharry Blvd, Nashville TN 37208, US
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