Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Nashville Sit-ins

Marker ID: NHC 87
Location: at the intersection of Charlotte Ave., 8th Ave., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.850    W 086° 47.129
  36.16416666    -86.78548333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2ETC


Formerly located at this site was First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, headquarters of the 1960s Sit-In movement, led by Rev. Kelly Miller Smith. Strategy sessions, non-violence workshops, mass meetings, victory celebrations, and administrative offices were here. The well-disciplined Nashville Sit-Ins served as a model for civil rights demonstrations throughout the South.

The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.