MLK Joint Day of Service
The Sit-ins@60: Students. Action. Justice.
 Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hosted at Tennessee State University in Kean Hall

Tentative Timeline:

Registration and Lunch: 10:00 – 11:15am
Presentation: 11:30am – 12:15pm
Service: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Reflection and Closing: 4:00 – 4:30pm

We salute the students involved in the Sit-Ins of the 60’s to tell their stories of pain and determination. These great warriors included ABC students Congressman John Lewis and Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian, two Presidential Medal of Honor Awardees, and many others who fought valiantly for the cause of social justice. 

We encourage our students to continue lighting the flame in the world.  Register to volunteer at

Event Description:

The MLK Joint Day of Service brings together approximately 400 student volunteers from all Nashville-area colleges and universities to continue the dream of Dr. King through service. The theme of this year’s day of service is Sit-Ins @ 60: Students.Action.Justice, and will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-Ins and the bravery demonstrated by college students for the cause of racial equity and justice.