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Dr. King’s Last Days in Memphis

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Presented by American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville TN

Sep 22 2018
Dr. King’s Last Days in Memphis

Please join us for a discussion with attorney Mike Cody, who, as an ACLU cooperating attorney, represented Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his fight to march in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, despite the city’s prohibition of the march. Cody will discuss 1960s Memphis and the ACLU, including his work with Dr. King in the days leading up to his assassination.

This event, co-sponsored by Nashville Public Library, is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact us at or 615-320-7142.

The programs, services and activities of the Nashville Public Library are open to all. To request a disability (ADA) accommodation, please call the Equal Access Division at 615-862-5750.

All portraits above courtesy of: Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis

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Nashville Public Library - Main Library

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

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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.


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