Marker Unveiled To Honor Howard Students Who Led Sit-In 50 Years Ago

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The city of Chattanooga celebrated 50 years of civil rights with the unveiling of a roadside plaque honoring the 1960 class of Howard School who were the only high school students in the country to lead a sit-in.

With an official ceremony at Miller Plaza marking the historic moment for Chattanooga’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, the plaque is now permanently installed on the corner of Market Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

Following the ceremony, the afternoon marked Chattanooga’s first annual Black History Month parade organized by Dr.

Elenora Woods of the Alton Park Community Development Corporation in cooperation with the city of Chattanooga.

The parade included marching bands from The Howard School, Tyner Academy and Brainerd High School. The lineup also included antique cars carrying political candidates and neighborhood association leaders.


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