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Alfordson 'Ford' Nelson

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Ford Nelson spent 64 years at WDIA Radio Station where he began working in 1950 announcing Folders Mountain Grown Coffee.

Pleas Jones

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Semi-Pro golfer speaks out on segregation and how it affected golfers in the mid-south in the late 40s, 50s, 60s and today.

Mary Elizabeth Mitchell

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A generation Orange Mound Historian tells the story of growing up in a loving environment and tacking real issues in yesterday's work environment.

Velma Lois Jones

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What a Masters' degree couldn't do for you if you were black in the field of Education and living in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Coby Vernon Smith

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Co-founder of the Memphis Invaders discusses life being watched by FBI and Police informants and the truth behind the MLK assassination plot.

Greater New Shiloh at 132 Years

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Generational and new members share stories about the history of this 132 year-old religious institution located in Orange Mound.

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Bringing in the New Year at the Children's Museum of Memphis

Dr. Stewart Burgess, CMOM Executive Director

Every child in the mid-south should experience the awesome and entertaining environment found within the walls of the Children's Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Avenue at Hollywood Street. The museum's unique exhibits are designed to stimulate every child's mind. When a child climbs onboard an actual cockpit of a FedEx plane, the sky really is the limit, as they sit in front of a real instrument panel and fly to anywhere in the world their minds can take them. To enhance their journey, parents can go online and find educational resources and guides that provide information on everything from promoting skills and support to specific instructions on parent-child interactions based on the exhibit. With 30 entertaining exhibits, a special area for children 4 and under, birthday rooms, rental facilities, volunteer opportunities and more, children can explore a new and exciting world they never grow tired of playing and learning in visiting the Children's Museum of Memphis!