Part One: Highlander: Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement? (Guest presenter Emily Senefeld of Columbia State Community College.) Highlander’s role in spawning the Civil Rights Movement needs to be remembered. It certainly had an influence on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Pete Seeger, Ralph Abernathy and many others. But what was this place? Why did it exist? What did it do? And what became of it?
Part Two: The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee: An Overview – a power point by “History” Bill Carey that goes over some of the high (and low) points, covering people and events such as the Exodusters, Ida B. Wells, James Napier, the Maury County Race Riot of 1946, the Fayette County Tent City Movement, the Nashville Sit-Ins, and the Assassination of Martin Luther King.
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