Category: This Irish America
Gerry Adams paid a visit to the lunch counter at the now historical Woolworth’s store in Nashville, Tennessee. Lunch counter sit-ins were early forms of civil rights protests in the 1960s, the first of them taking place in Greensboro, North Carolina. Adams is discussing those turbulent times here with civil rights veterans Judge Richard Dinkins, King Hollands, and Earnest “Rip” Patton. While in Nashville, Adams spoke at Fisk University, The Nashville Civil Rights Room, and met with community leaders to discuss the connections between the American and Irish civil rights movements. Photo by Greg O’Loughlin.