Wade in these Waters

On Wednesday October 10, 2018 The Convervancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park hosted a panel discussion moderated by Clark's Phyllis Hildreth. The panel consisting of Reavis Mitchell, Howard Gentry, David Ewing, and Monique Odom discussed the history and future of Nashville Parks. The event was held at the Art Center at Centennial Park. The site is significant because that is where a whites only swimming pool was until neighborhood children Howard Gentry, Matthew Walker, and Kwame Lilliard atempted to integrate it. As a result the mayor closed the pool in 1961 and filled it with cement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Phyllis Hildreth moderating the panel discussion .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Hildreth and Freda join Mrs. Gentry- mother of Howard Gentry..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freda Fielder and Wanda Clay of the Wednesday Night Bible Class join poet Stephanie Pruitt.