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Civil Rights Room and Photographs

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville TN

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Civil Rights Room and Photographs

The Civil Rights Room is a space for education and exploration of the Civil Rights Collection. The materials exhibited here capture the drama of a time when thousands of African-American citizens in Nashville sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the South.

Visitors can sit at the symbolic lunch counter and read the Ten Rules of Conduct carried by the protesters during the sit-ins and examine the timeline of local and national events.

Black and white photographs surround the room, illuminating dramatic events in this period of Nashville history. See parents leading their first-grade children past angry protesters, a bombing meant to intimidate those who were challenging segregation, and a peaceful confrontation between Mayor Ben West and African-American student leaders.

A video presentation room and classroom adjacent to the Civil Rights Room make an array of materials available to individuals and groups.

Source: Nashville Library

ADMISSION INFO

FREE

Contact: (615) 862-5782

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • May 11, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 12, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 13, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 14, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 15, 2021 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 16, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 17, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • May 18, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 19, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 20, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 21, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 22, 2021 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 23, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 24, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • May 25, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 26, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 27, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 28, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 29, 2021 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 30, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 31, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 1, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 2, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 3, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 4, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 5, 2021 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 6, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 7, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 9, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Nashville Public Library - Main Library

615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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PARKING INFO

Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.

Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Braille
    • Wheelchair Access

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