Diane Nash (b. 1938), one of the unofficial leaders of the Nashville sit-ins, and Mayor Ben West (1911–1974) describe a confrontation occurring on April 19, 1960, on the steps of City Hall that was captured by television cameras and broadcast December 20, 1960, as part of the documentary NBC White Paper: Sit-In. Many believed this incident to be a turning point that led to the desegregation of six lunch counters in Nashville stores a few weeks later.

Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Courtesy of NBC News

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