Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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She brought the Movement to Nashville
  • Patricia A. Montgomery
    born 1952
    born: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States ; active: United States
  • She brought the Movement to Nashville, circa 2014
  • Tribute to Civil Rights Movement Heroines
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton and batik fabrics, textile thread painting, digital images, buttons
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: large coat 60 in ?
  • Patricia A. Montgomery, Artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.023
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
After attending nonviolent workshops led by Reverend James Lawson, Diane Nash became the leader of the lunch counter
sit-ins in Nashville, Tennessee. One day, Nash asked the Nashville mayor, “Do you feel it is wrong to discriminate against a person solely on the basis of their race or color?” On May 10, 1960, Nashville became the first southern city to desegregate lunch counters.