Join us in Nashville to pray, walk and remember the Nashville Student Non-Violent Resistance march of April 19th, 1960. The march began with students at TSU and was joined by students and other community members gathered at Atty. Z. Alexander Looby’s home (2012 Meharry Blvd), continuing down Jefferson Street to the Metro Courthouse. The march was silent and solemn as the community was stunned that morning by the bombing of Looby’s home. Thousands joined in silent protest to confront the Mayor at the courthouse, and this confrontation is credited with the resulting desegregation of Nashville’s downtown businesses and lunch counters.
START: 5:30PM, TSU Ampitheatre
JOIN: 2008 Meharry Blvd (St. Anselm’s Church)
END: 1 Public Square (Metro Courthouse)
ROUTE: Jefferson Street to Bicentennial Mall (~3 miles)
MTA buses will transport students back to TSU, Meharry and Fisk campuses following the march.
Sponsored by Episcopal Diocese of TN Beloved Community Commission, St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church, St. Augustine’s Chapel, Islamic Center of Nashville