Notice the areas of town WITHOUT good food for THE PEOPLE. (yes, I understand Southeast/Antioch/_The Crossings_ plans to have a farmers market this year that I think will only be open 2 Saturdays a month) For Pete's sake! how many markets does West and East Nash really need?
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Growing up in Knoxville in the 60's I do not recall much in the way of lunch counter sit-ins. This may be why ....
Knoxville. Believing the atmosphere in Knoxville was more congenial between whites and blacks than in other cities, Knoxville College President Dr. James Colston asked his students not to protest until he could try negotiating with city leaders. Mayor John Duncan Sr. was easily convinced and, along with other city leaders, negotiated with merchants in the spring of 1960 for desegregation. He took a delegation of Knoxville Chamber of Commerce representatives and two Knoxville College student leaders, to the New York headquarters of some chain stores to ask them to order their Knoxville branches to desegregate their eating facilities. The executives refused to meet with them. In May the Knoxville merchants announced they would not desegregate. So on June 9, 1960, feeling they had no choice, students began sitting in. Duncan continued his support of lunch counter integration and directed police officers to protect the rights of sit-in protesters. In such an atmosphere Knoxville’s sit-ins were peaceful. By July 12, after barely a month of lunch-counter protests, downtown merchants changed their stand, and desegregation of downtown eating facilities became a reality.[6 . “Sit-ins, Knoxville,” Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture (http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegall…).]
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