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Nashvillians march to remember the city's civil rights heroes

(WZTV)

Dozens of people marched to the courthouse in Nashville Wednesday to honor the city's heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

The group traced the footsteps of the non-violent protesters after the bombing of Z Alexander Looby's home in 1960. Following the 1960 confrontation with the mayor, Nashville became the first major city int he south to desegregate lunch counters and bathrooms.

Those involved in the march Wednesday night said it's important to keep the 1960 protesters' messages in mind today.

"We turned something awful into something good so we want to always remember that out of all the hate came love," said Kwame Leo Lillard, director of the AA Cultural Alliance.

This is the second year for the heroes march. Organizers said there's still plenty of work to do to spread love and understanding in Nashville.

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