The Modern Movement for Civil Rights in Tennessee

Grades: 5-12

From the Clinton 12 school desegregation to the lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville and across the state, Tennesseans played pivotal roles in the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s to the early 1970s. In this trunk students will explore the history of the movement in Tennessee and the involvement of movement leaders, such as Diane Nash, and John Lewis.

Ultimately, your students will realize that ordinary young people stepped up to bring about extraordinary change in our state and nation. 

Photograph © by Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean, not to be used without written permission.

Trunk Highlights Include:

  • Historic photos of the Nashville Sit-ins
  • Reproduction segregation signs
  • The Clinton 12 documentary DVD
  • DVD Documentary on the Nashville Sit-ins from the award winning exhibit We Shall Not Be Moved at the Tennessee State Museum.
  • Children’s book:  Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack

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Nashville, TN 37243-1120
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The State Museum is currently CLOSED at this location and scheduled to open at a NEW location in October 2018
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

The Tennessee Military Branch Museum is open for visitors.
Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
FREE ADMISSION
 

 

 

 

 
 
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