Elaine Lee Turner, owner of Memphis' Heritage Tours, returned to Alabama, where she participated in a march on March 7, 1965, the day now known as Bloody Sunday.
Entrepreneur Hazel Moore, Founder/CEO of the Academy for Youth Empowerment annual Black History Program honoring 6 Memphis Historians was held March 1, 2020.
State Rep. Barbara Ward Cooper's 3rd annual Living Legends Award ceremony, honoring 48 individuals for their work in the community, took place March 8, 2020.
The No More Silence Foundation has developed a free, online program for children who need positive activities to help them understand life while away from the classroom.
Family and friends of Thomas 'Top Cat' Anderson held a tribute to his life and said words in his remembrance on March 13, 2020, the second anniversary of his death. Anderson was born on May 15, 1957.
Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church was one of the first congregations to respond when Shelby County Schools suspended their meal program for housebound students due to COVID-19.
Project M.O.S.T. (Men of Southwest Tennessee) is a grant-funded program made available through the U.S. Department of Education's Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) initiative. The program is designed to give preference and assistance to first-year minority male college students. The 8th Annual Men in Black Ceremony was held on February 7, 2020.
The Orange Mound Community (Senior) Center (OMCC), King and Queen celebration was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020. King Gregory Nolan and Queen Blenna Niamke were crowned, the Orange Mound Energizers performed and International Blues Man Kenneth Jackson emceed the annual event.
Robin Hall is a 10th grade dual-enrollment student at Middle College High School and Christian Brothers University. As part of the Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP), Robin is encouraged to participate in community-service learning projects like the one she created to give back to the community.
Frank Graham Rice, a former partner with the Norton and Rice Architects and Engineers, helped design the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital (CCCH), 409 Ayers Avenue, in mid-50s. Pictured with Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr., Presiding Prelate of the CME First Episcopal Church and CCCH Chairman are Rice's daughter Barta Wood and her son and his grandson Tracy Wood.
Mother Georgia Anna King was honored with a surprise birthday party on Monday, February 17, 2020. The celebration was given by her family and friends to celebrate her reaching 80, the age of the octogenarian. The event, which included dinner and a program, was held at the Kukutana African American Museum, owned and operated by Dr. Carnita Atwater.
The Sierra Club TN Chickasaw Group is a nonprofit group of environmentally concerned residents of Shelby County, TN. The group meets at 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Benjamin L. Hooks Branch Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The February meeting, "an idea sharing and input opportunity," featured an "Eco-Speed Dating" program that allowed for ideas to be generated through networking.
Ford Nelson spent 64 years at WDIA Radio Station where he began working in 1950 announcing Folders Mountain Grown Coffee.
Semi-Pro golfer speaks out on segregation and how it affected golfers in the mid-south in the late 40s, 50s, 60s and today.
A generation Orange Mound Historian tells the story of growing up in a loving environment and tacking real issues in yesterday's work environment.
What a Masters' degree couldn't do for you if you were black in the field of Education and living in Memphis, TN.
Co-founder of the Memphis Invaders discusses life being watched by FBI and Police informants and the truth behind the MLK assassination plot.
Generational and new members share stories about the history of this 132 year-old religious institution located in Orange Mound.
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!
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