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Join the Tennessee Justice Center for a walking tour of downtown Nashville hosted by nationally recognized advocate for social justice, lawyer, and co-founder of TJC, Gordon Bonnyman.

Gordon was named “Tennessean of the Year” in 2003 and has been recognized by countless organizations including The American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, and countless others.

This walking tour is perfect for seasoned lawyers, as well as those newly admitted to the bar, to gain knowledge of the rich history right here in downtown Nashville.

The event is approved for 1 hour of CLE. The ticket cost directly helps TJC continue its mission of fighting for the rights of all Tennesseans.

Registration is limited so be sure to sign up soon! Read on to learn more about what to expect from this event. Location for meet-up TBD.


For two centuries, Tennesseans from diverse backgrounds have been part of the nation’s efforts to “form a more perfect Union” reflective of American ideals. Their struggles – for emancipation, the vote for economic justice, and civil rights – shaped our laws and legal system. Tennesseans helped win amendments to the US Constitution, enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, achievement of national electoral reforms, and important consumer financial protections. A walking tour of downtown Nashville with the Tennessee Justice Center’s Gordon Bonnyman will visit the sites, and reveal the back stories, of these dramatic events.

While progress has been made, we learned from the events of 2020 that challenges remain. Attendees will also explore how the root causes of those past events will undoubtedly influence future legislation and the practice of law. Stops on the tour include the historic YWCA building, Legislative Plaza, the Hermitage Hotel, Woolworth on 5th and the Davidson County Courthouse. Regardless of your area of practice, you don’t want to miss this informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking tour.