Waller MLK Event Features Civil Rights Heroes

Leaders of the renowned Nashville Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s recalled their work and the lessons learned during a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hosted today in Nashville by the Waller law firm. Speaking before a packed house of several hundred in downtown Nashville, journalist and civil rights activist John Seigenthaler helped bring out the stories from Diane Nash, Rip Patton and the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who were all key figures in the non-violent movement that led to the opening of Nashville's lunch counters to African Americans. The three were also later involved in the Freedom Rides throughout the South. Also at the event, Waller Chair John C. Tishler presented the 2012 Diversity Scholarship to University of Tennessee College of Law student Natalie Greene.