Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nashville Sit-In Presentations

Yesterday, the Tennessee State Forensics team presented a performance commemorating the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins of 1960. The event was held at Bethlehem Center in Nashville, and was sponsored by Regions Bank. Students of all ages, and a variety of adults - including two men who had participated the sit-ins - were in attendance. The sit-ins were an important factor in the desegregation of Nashville. Not only is this February Black History Month, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins. Channel 4 News (WSMV) had this story about our presentation.

The TSU Forensics Team varsity members (from l-r): Terra Strong, Maximilian Cole, Andrea Durham, Veronica James and Lanial Madden

Waiting to be interviewed by the newspeople!

Practicing for the performance - what a sharp looking group!

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