March 2014

In This Issue

Our Museum, Our Mirror

As a new era dawns, the National Civil Rights Museum has new generations to inspire.

Tidbits: Seasons 52

Fear and Loathing in Mississippi

"Down to the Crossroads" revisits James Meredith's long march.

Ask Vance

Looney Zoo

Freedom Awards

Since 1991 the Freedom Award has served as a symbol of the ongoing struggle for rights both in America and worldwide.

Ten Civil Rights Pioneers Recall the Tumultuous Events of April 1968

James Lawson, Samuel “Billy” Kyles, Michael Cody, Benjamin Hooks, John T. Fisher, Maxine Smith, Charles Newman, Russell Sugarmon, Frank McRae, and Fred Davis

The Day the Earth Stood Still: Memphis, April 4, 1968

Jackson Baker’s account of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the immediate aftermath. Originally written April 5, 1968.

Another King, Another Struggle

This year’s recipient of the National Civil Rights Museum’s Sports Legacy Award, Bernard King’s rocky road to stardom provides an example beyond the hardwood.

The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates a Remarkable Renovation

Bold new exhibits, super-smart technology, and tales of ordinary people with extraordinary courage.

Present Tense

Putting the past behind, and facing what matters in the future.

Rightly Seasoned

For almost 70 years, Memphis's famed Four Way Grill has nourished both stomach and soul.

The National Civil Rights Museum, From Shrine to Showcase

How civil rights supporters turned tragic ground into a world-class museum.

Politics and Passion

A remembrance of the founding of the National Civil Rights Museum.