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Why Music? – Memphis Music Initiative

***The Beacons of Hope Series: Memphis Music Initiative***

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          In every state across the US, no matter its political leaning, there are Beacons of Hope, organizations seeded and growing in garden of local love. 96 more words

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. 49 Years Later

Today marks 49 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Civil Rights leader was assassinated on the balcony of his Lorraine Motel room in Memphis on April 4, 1968. 80 more words

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The Legacy of a martyr

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On this coming, Monday, January, 16, 2017, we will honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. 857 more words

Transforming Our Nation

Graceland Expansion and Grand Opening Set for March

By Annie Reuter

Graceland is expanding. The former home of the late Elvis Presley will be adding a new entertainment complex in spring with its grand opening set for March 2nd. 168 more words

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Do We Even Care: A Conversation on Race and Racial Tensions?

By Dr. Andre E. Johnson

November 25, 2016

Below is a speech I gave at New Bethel Baptist Church on November 1, 2016 in Germantown, Tennessee. 2,053 more words

We Shall Overcome: A visit to the National Civil Rights Museum

Two groups of WKU students took a field trip to the National Civil Rights Museum the tumultuous weekend after the 2016 presidential election. This caused students to reflect on the nature of progress, protest and the legacy of Dr. 1,846 more words

Michelle Obama Designates Orange Mound a Preserve America Community

Nov. 17, 2016 Orange Mound is the first black neighborhood in America to be built by black people for black people in America. The historic community now enjoys the distinction of being designated a Preserve America community. 408 more words

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