United Street Tours

United Street Tours

Nashville Civil Rights Movement Tour Adds New Insight Into the City

Nashville Civil Rights Movement Tour Adds New Insight Into the City

The beloved country music capital has a past that often remains mysterious to both locals and tourists. But what you might not know?

Nashville was at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dubbed the Nashville sit-ins as “the best organized and most disciplined in all of Southland.”

That’s why United Street Tours —which hosts unconventional, Nashville walking tours of lesser-known black history—created its Nashville Civil Rights Movement Tour. 

On this 2-hour walking tour of Nashville, you’ll learn the fascinating, untold stories of female civil rights leader Diane Nash, well-know leaders such as Congressman John Lewis, and many other individuals who participated in the Nashville civil rights movement during the1960s. 

United Street Tours leads the way through downtown Nashville sharing stories of how ordinary college students went to ordinary places and brought about extraordinary change. 

The most popular locations on the tour are Woolworth on 5th and the Nashville Civil Rights Room. This Nashville walking tour gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of Woolworth and encourages you to spend time at the lunch counter to reflect. 

The Nashville tour also offers deeper insight into the Civil Rights Room, which is lovingly referred to by Patterson as “the Nashville Civil Rights Museum.” 

The tour ends at this one-room, civil rights museum, with some encouragement to get involved with movements in your communities to advance the push for a more just world.

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