Public Dedication: Witness Walls

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Past Dates & Times
  • Friday, Apr 21, 2017 2 pm - 2:45 pm

Public Square
3rd Ave N and Union St




Join Mayor Barry, artist Walter Hood, the Metro Arts Commission and community leaders for a dedication of the Civil Rights-inspired public artwork, Witness Walls. Witness Walls is inspired by the events and people who made history here in Nashville and created the blueprint for nonviolent protest during the modern Civil Rights Movement. This dedication event will honor those who fought for racial equality and continue the important conversation about social justice in our community. The artwork will be located on the west side of the Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse, steps away from the site of the April 19, 1960 student-led protest that led then-Mayor Ben West to disavow segregation of Nashville's lunch counters. 

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