Nashville Recognized for Sit-in Commemoration - Articles

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Posted by: on Feb 22, 2011

Journal Issue Date: Feb 2011

Journal Name: February 2011 - Vol. 47, No. 2

The Nashville Bar Association’s 2010 Law Day Program, “Defending Freedom in the Nashville Sit-in Trials,” was awarded the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Day Outstanding Activity Award. The sit-in program, which was presented by the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Bar Foundation and the Napier-Looby Bar Association, included a luncheon on the lawn of the Metro Davidson County Courthouse and a program that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the days Nashville’s lunch counters were officially desegregated. It also celebrated the dedication of area lawyers who, despite public criticism and opposition, worked to ensure that protestors had access to the justice system.  

For more on the Nashville sit-ins, take a look at the April 2010 Nashville Bar Journal at http://nashvillebar.org/NashvilleBarJournal_Archives.html.