From Market Square to the state legislature - that's how far protestors are hoping their voices will be heard. They think the voter ID laws - which require a valid id like a driver's license, passport or a free voter ID to vote - are limiting who can vote, and want Tennessee's law changed back.
The legislature says the law helps fight voter fraud, but protestors claim all it does is prevent the elderly and impoverished from voting.
"So many people either do not have an ID with a picture on it, or they don't have other acceptable forms of ID like a birth certificate, a marriage license or those other things. And this is prohibiting older people from voting because so many older, African American folks never had a birth certificate," said Mary Wilson, a protestor.
They said ordering a new birth certificate - or getting a ride to the DMV to get a license - takes time and money, something many people don't have - and said in this way, the law is like a poll tax.
"Just being poor doesn't mean you shouldn't vote. Just being a person of color doesn't mean you shouldn't vote. Your vote is as valuable as any rich, white, middle-aged person," said Gordon Gibson, a protestor.
Through their rally, protestors are hoping to raise support.
"Our goal is to get 2,000 signatures for this. And we're going to go personally deliver it to the Tennessee General Assembly. And we'll start with resolution work, finding a like-minded Representative to sponsor resolutions. So we're taking baby steps," said Jennifer Wallis, who organized the rally.
Tennessee's voter ID law was enacted in January. Those who don't have their photo ID with them can still vote using a provisional ballot, but it won't count unless the voter shows proper identification within two business days.