In light of recent and continuing conflicts between citizens and police across the nation, the Nashville (TN) Public Library (NPL) has partnered with the Nashville Police Department on a groundbreaking diversity education initiative that aims to improve understanding and communication between police forces and citizens. The program, Civil Rights and a Civil Society, uses NPL’s Civil Rights Room collections to spark dialogue and learning among the officers.
Interview with Andrea Blackman
Hughes, K. . (2016). Civil Rights Training at Nashville Public Library. Public Libraries, 55(6), 32-33.============
Andrea Blackman gave a tour of the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library. She used historic images and videos to talk about the civil rights movement in Nashville, and spoke about why the city became a model of integration for other Southern cities in the 1960s.