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In it for the long haul: The Nashville sit-ins, pioneering non-violence training and national leadership

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dc.contributor.advisor Averill, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Momodu, Samuel D.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-17T13:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-17T13:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3585
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the Nashville Sit-Ins, which were the first to desegregate lunch counters in the south during the sit-in movement that occurred in the south in the early 1960s. Despite the outcome of the results of the sit-ins, it has been largely overlooked by scholars and historians on its importance not only to the Sit-In Movement, but Civil Rights Movement. The Nashville Sit-Ins were the first to desegregate lunch counters in the south two months before Greensboro Sit-ins desegregated their lunch counters. The main importance that came out of the Nashville Sit-Ins was the preparation and training that the student participants of the sit-ins received by the Nashville Christian Leadership Council non-violent workshops led by James Lawson and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith. Another important aspect of the Nashville Sit-Ins was the student involvement from Nashville, four historically black colleges and universities that included Fisk University, Tennessee State A&I, Meharry Medical College, and American Baptist Theological Seminary. Some of the students from those four universities included Diane Nash, Marion Berry, John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, and James Bevel who would go on to be involved in the most important civil rights events during that time like the Freedom Riders and Selma-to-Montgomery Marches. The sources that will be used in the thesis include primary and secondary sources. These primary sources include archives, photographs, interviews, and letters while the secondary sources include books and journal articles. This thesis explore how the Nashville Christian Leadership Council pioneered non-violent workshops during the civil rights movement and how the Nashville Sit-Ins created civil rights leaders. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History) en_US
dc.subject.other history en_US
dc.subject.other African history en_US
dc.subject.other African American studies en_US
dc.subject.other Lafayette, Bernard en_US
dc.subject.other Nash, Diane en_US
dc.subject.other Bevel, James en_US
dc.subject.other Lewis, John en_US
dc.subject.other Barry, Marion en_US
dc.subject.other Nashville (TN) en_US
dc.subject.other Tennessee (US) en_US
dc.title In it for the long haul: The Nashville sit-ins, pioneering non-violence training and national leadership en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Momodu, S.D. (2019). In it for the long haul: The Nashville sit-ins, pioneering non-violence training and national leadership. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program History en_US
dc.description.school College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Momodu, Samuel D.


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