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Chakita Patterson Meets Civil Rights Leaders

Chakita Patterson Meets Civil Rights Leaders

The most special table that I’ve ever been invited to was being invited to a meeting with the civil rights leaders. I had the awesome opportunity to share a meal with Nashville’s civil rights leaders as they poured wisdom, experience, and knowledge. I’m more empowered than ever to continue the work. When asked “what is the charge that you have for young people to continue your work?” Not only was the response incredible but they also gave us a road map to success.

The conversation was organized by Kia Jarmon with MEPR Agency.

Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders
Pictured:
Dr. Rev. Bernard Lafayette (civil rights activist, seated, middle), and wife Kate Lafayette (civil rights activist, seated, left). Nashville’s Civil Rights activists (seated) King Hollands, Professor Gloria McKissack and Dr. Ernest Patton. American Baptist College staff and students. Standing first left Rev. Troy Merritt. Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours, (standing) 4th from right. Location: Woolworth on 5th.

 

Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders (5)
Kate Lafayette (civil rights activist), Dr. Ernest Patton (civil rights activist), Professor Gloria McKissack (civil rights activist), Chakita Patterson (United Street Tours).
Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders (3)
Professor Gloria McKissack (civil rights activist), Dr. Rev. Bernard Lafayette (civil rights activist), wife Kate Lafayette (civil rights activist) and Dr. Ernest Patton (civil rights activist).
Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders (4)
Professor Gloria McKissack (civil rights activist), Dr. Rev. Bernard Lafayette (civil rights activist), wife Kate Lafayette (civil rights activist) and Chakita Patterson (United Street Tours).

 

Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders
Dr. Rev. Bernard Lafayette (civil rights activist).
Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders
Dr. Ernest Patton (civil rights activist), Chakita Patterson (United Street Tours), and Professor Gloria McKissack (civil rights activist).
Chakita Patterson, Founder of United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders (2)
Phyllis D.K. Hildreth, J.D. (Vice President of Strategy at ABC), Dr. Rev. Bernard Lafayette (civil rights activist), and wife Kate Lafayette (civil rights activists).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Lafayette by United Street Tours with Nashville Civil Rights Leaders (6)
Bernard Lafayette, Jr. is a longtime civil rights activist and organizer, who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Ernest Patton by United Street Tours
Freedom Rider, Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr., was among 300 Blacks arrested in May 1961 and placed in a state prison farm for participating in a Freedom Ride from Nashville to Jackson, M.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloria McKissack by United Street Tours
Gloria H. McKissack, a well-known community activist and popular educator, McKissack has received numerous awards and honors. They include: Humanitarian Award, Outstanding Teacher in Social Studies, the Unsung Hero Award from the Tennessee State Legislature, and the Metropolitan Nashville City Council for her role in the Nashville sit-ins.

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