Saturday, September 26, 2020
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MLK50

Disciples determined to pay grateful tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. converged on Memphis from myriad parts of the world. They absorbed and contributed to three power-packed days of speeches, rallies and church services boasting a virtual who’s...
One of the self-evident truths about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” legacy is that it’s embraced by people with starkly different views of where Memphis and the nation are 50 years after his assassination. This week in Memphis, much...
by Rev. Earle J. Fisher Special to The New Tri-State Defender People from all over the globe have had April 4th 2018 marked on their calendar for a long time.  And while many in Memphis highlighted the date as well, those...
Pelting rain and gathering winds are no match for the spirit of a crowd filled with individuals who declare themselves rooted in righteousness. Such was the case at Mason Temple 50 years ago. And so it was on Tuesday...
“Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.” Bishop E. Lynn Brown belted out words from the poem, “Present Crisis,” penned by American poet James Russell Lowe in...
For many 83-year-olds, some moments stay for a lifetime. Vivid memories rush back, filled with all the color and emotion of that moment. For Fred L. Davis, historic snippets of life 50 years ago remain present in his psyche,...
““They’ve killed my man.” The Rev. Dr. James L. Netters Sr. recalled the words he murmured after finding out that his hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had been shot. “I knew he was dead immediately after they said he’d been...
In a long but necessary string of legal actions during the Civil Rights Era, a motion to allow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to lead an April 5 march in Memphis was pretty routine, legally speaking. “One thing that people...
Got an early look at a new exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum: "MLK50: A Legacy Remembered." Pretty much everything at the NCRM is moving. But this particular exhibit, which officially opens on April 4, 2018, goes to great...
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