Civil Rights Exhibit Opens At State Museum 2-04-2010 - WSMV Channel 4

Civil Rights Exhibit Opens At State Museum 2-04-2010

A new exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum opens on Tuesday to remember those who made a stand for civil rights in 1950s and 1960s.
The exhibit titled We Shall Not Be Moved: The 50th Anniversary of Tennessee’s Civil Rights Sit-Ins marks the 50th anniversary of civil rights sit-ins and focuses on events that happened throughout Tennessee.
Black students performed sit-ins at downtown Nashville business to protest segregation. Those demonstrations helped end the south's Jim Crow laws.
Visitors to the museum will be able to view a department store similar to those found in the downtown shopping districts in Tennessee during this era.
The exhibit is free to the public and runs until May 16.

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