[Civil Rights]


Here is a sample of of photographs from the Civil Rights Collection. Click on any photo below to enlarge. For information concerning reproductions, please see below.

Mother leads children to school amid protesters, September 9, 1957. Photo by John Malone, Nashville Banner.

First day of school desegregation, September 9, 1957. Photo by Jimmy Holt, The Tennessean.

Demonstration on Church Street at a site of present Nashville Public Library. Photo by J.T. Phillips, The Tennessean.

Students attempt to be served at Walgreen's, February 20, 1960. Photo by Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean.

Agitators attack a sit-in demonstrator, February 27, 1960. Photo by Vic Cooley, Nashville Banner.

James Lawson is arrested for his role in student sit-ins, March 3, 1960. Photo by Vic Cooley, Nashville Banner.

As the sit-ins continued, the leaders of the movement also encouraged the African-American community to boycott downtown businesses in the spring of 1960. Photo by Vic Cooley, Nashville Banner.

Police officer with students and civil rights attorneys, March 28, 1960. Photo by Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean.

The home of prominent Nashville attorney and councilman Z. Alexander Looby, who defended many of the sit-in demonstrators in court, was bombed at around 5:30 a.m. on April 19, 1960. Photo by Bob Ray, Nashville Banner.

Mayor Ben West agrees that lunch counters should be desegregated, April 19, 1960. Photo by Vic Cooley, Nashville Banner.


NOTE TO THE MEDIA:
Photographs are available in high-resolution for use in features and news stories that mention Nashville Public Library and its Civil Rights Collection. Contact Andrea Fanta at 615-862-5755 or andrea.fanta (at) nashville.gov for details. For all other uses, including books, film and television, please contact Andrea Blackman at 615-862-5842 or andrea.blackman (at) nashville.gov.

Other photo request questions should be referred to the library's Nashville Room— contact Beth Odle at 615-862-5782. Image Reproduction Request Forms must be filled out by all who request photos from Nashville Room Image Collections. Usage fees and reproduction charges are assessed based upon intended use. The Nashville Public Library holds the copyright for the Nashville Banner Newspaper Archives.

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