In today’s episode, we explore the legacy of Nashville’s Freedom Riders with poets and a journalist. Then we’re joined by a local Civil Rights activist to learn more about her participation in the sit-ins and the role that education plays in preserving the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
For 50 years, Centennial Park’s Art Center has served as a community hub for exhibits and teaching workshops. But there was a time when the arts center was a bathhouse for one of the city’s segregated pools during Jim Crow. Now, this hidden history will have a permanent reminder.
After a failed attempt to rename a Nashville park after civil rights icon Diane Nash, a member of the Metro Council is trying a different approach.
Some members of the Metro Parks Board were unwilling to waive a rule to rename Nashville’s Public Square Park after Diane Nash.
Metro’s Historical Commission is receiving a $50,000 federal grant from the African American Civil Rights program, which is overseen by the National Park Service.
Lifelong Nashville resident and activist Earnest Rip Patton has died. He was best known for his role in the Freedom Rides, the student movement to desegregate interstate buses in the South.