Nashville Sit-In Participant Dies

Laird Foster, 89, has died in Concord, Mass. Graduating from the Nashville YMCA Night Law School at age 58, Foster practiced law for 15 years with her colleague Maryda Colowick -- primarily helping Nashville's poor access social security benefits. In the early 1960s, Foster participated in the sit-ins at the segregated lunch counters in downtown Nashville. Donations may be made in her name to support mission and outreach at Brookmead Congregational Church, 700 Bresslyn Rd., Nashville 37205, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Read more about her life on Legacy.com