Friday, February 13, 2004

Dedication of main public library's new Civil Rights Room will attract non-violent movement's leaders

"It's an event no Middle Tennessean should miss. It's a history lesson. It's history in the making. It's storytelling. It's a commemoration."

"And it's free. All you have to do is go. And go, you should."

"This weekend, beginning with a series of workshops from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, the commemoration of the Nashville Public Library's new Civil Rights Room will begin."

"The room, which opened in December, is designed to capture the 'drama and history of a time in the 1950s and 1960s when thousands of Nashvillians came together in a nonviolent campaign to eliminate racial segregation throughout the city.'"

"This weekend, John Lewis is just one of those who participated in the civil rights movement here and elsewhere who will be coming to Nashville. Others include the Revs. James Bevel, James Lawson and C.T. Vivian as well as Diane Nash."

The Tennessean, Nashville Public Library

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