United Nations Visit to Nashville - Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
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N 36° 08.929 W 086° 48.714
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Quick Description: Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County marker no. 70 - United Nations Visit to Nashville
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2006 10:56:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM8TT
United Nations Visit to Nashville
On June 7, 1976, 101 permanent representatives of the United Nations made a historic and unprecedented group visit to Nashville at the invitation of Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton and Nashville Mayor Richard Fulton. During the visit, the United Nations representatives attended a forum at nearby Vanberbilt University, a special Tennessee luncheon in Centennial Park, and a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry. United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was presented the Cordell Hull Peace award by the state of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University during the visit.
Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
No. 70 Erected 1976
Marker reads the same on both sides.
This was the first meeting ever for the United Nations away from New York City.