Kwame Lillard, a Nashville Civil Rights leader and former member of the Metro Council, has died. Lillard grew up in segregated North Nashville. In the 1960s, he was a key organizer for the city’s sit-ins and the leader of a protest to integrate city-run swimming pools. He also coordinated, trained and provided logistical support to […]
Civil Rights veteran Dr. Allen Cason sits down with poet Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay to detail his firsthand account of the Montgomery riot that shifted the course of a movement, how his willingness to risk everything for the cause of integration cost Allen years of his life, and how sometimes the work of serving your community means concealing what you’ve sacrificed
Tennessee peace activist Hector Black died recently at the age of 95. He was best known for forgiving the man who murdered his daughter and pleading with a judge not to give him the death penalty. He leaves a legacy of compassion, justice and incredible forgiveness.
A fiery leader and mentor within the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and across the nation has died. Rev. C.T. Vivian passed away Friday morning in Atlanta at age 95, according to the Associated Press.
Listen / Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon who helped integrate Nashville businesses in the early 1960s, has plenty of stories to tell. But for one moment on Saturday, he was left speechless.
Recordings of key leaders in the civil rights movement are newly available online. The conversations from the mid-1960s hint at shifts that were coming in the struggle for racial equality.