A Door to Equality
Up until the first sit-in at Woolworth on 5th in 1960, Nashvillians lived in a segregated society. They moved down a corridor lined with racial tension and a divided mindset: white people on one side and black people on the other. That was the way life. Until it wasn’t!
Several and then dozens, and then hundreds of high school and college students filed into the streets of downtown Nashville and courageously sit-in at local stores to challenge ins institutional racism and discrimination. Once inside, they planted themselves at “whites only” lunch counters and displayed their strength by never cursing, shouting or returning the blows from their attackers. As you walk past the “restaurant open” sign and into the monumental Woolworth on 5th restaurant, you too will have an opportunity to sit on the stools and reflect on how different the world is because Black Americas marched for justice.