Visit the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library and step back in time. Take a seat at the symbolic lunch counter and read through a timeline of civil rights events, both local and national. Learn the story of the Nashville sit-in movement and view the same powerful photos that captured the nation’s attention years ago. The Civil Rights Room, video presentation room and classroom provide an immersive space for education and exploration of the Civil Rights Movement.
Not only does the room archive stories with oral histories and firsthand photographs, but also provides a current voice and venue for open dialogue and discovery. Visitors are invited to schedule a guided experience of the space or enjoy a self-led tour.