We are bringing a little Nashville history back today as a new Nashville historical marker was unveiled this past weekend. The new marker highlights the historic Nashville Sit-Ins on February 13, 1960. More than 100 students from local HBCU’s sat in the old Woolworths (now Walgreens) Kress and McClellan stores in downtown Nashville off 5th Ave to fight desegregation. These sit-ins later led to Nashville becoming one of the first major cities to desegregate public places on May 10, 1960.
To view video of unveiling click HERE.
*photo credit: channel 4 news
*video credit: channel 5 news