Walk In Love

Monday, April 19, 2021

Walk in Love is an annual pilgrimage that seeks the Beloved Community by resisting systemic violence and racism through education, coalition building, and ritual. We walk in love to honor those who practice nonviolence as a form of love in action and to sustain the commitment to social justice work in our city. Love takes a stand for justice.

Walk in Love commemorates the bombing of Z. Alexander Looby’s home in North Nashville. It is observed on April 19, the day of the bombing in 1960. Mr. Looby was a lawyer that took desegregation cases in the courts, and was thereby a target of violence.

This year’s events:

Noon: Zoom gathering for the reading of the Looby Litany

7pm: Zoom gathering for the reading of the Looby Litany and include a “meet and greet” (in Zoom breakout rooms) to meet members of the Beloved Community Commission 

A map and reflection guide will be available for individuals or small groups who would like to take the historic walk from North Nashville to the Courthouse. Resources for learning and prayerful meditation will be included on the Beloved Community Commission’s website. 

Resources and Zoom links will be available closer to the date.


Want to learn more?

Walk in Love: Recalling the Untold Story of Our Brother in Christ, Attorney Z. Alexander Looby
A brief piece written by Natasha Deane and Sara Eccleston on the behalf of the EDTN Beloved Community Commission 

On April 19th, 1960 the bombing of a civil rights attorney’s home…
Article published in The Tennessean, April 18, 2020