The 1929 movie “Hallelujah” gives one glimpse into Memphis’ past
Almost a century before the movie "Black Panther" shattered box office records, there was a movie made in Memphis and released in 1929 called "Hallelujah" featuring an all-black cast of actors. As the film approaches its 90th anniversary, many look back at its place in filmmaking history.
Biden rallies crowd with tough talk on Trump
At a civil rights event in Memphis, Tennessee, former Vice President Joe Biden accuses President Trump of "emboldening racists."
2018 Freedom Award Student Forum by National Civil Rights Museum
Watch National Civil Rights Museum's 2018 Freedom Award Student Forum on Livestream.com. In its 16th year, the Student Forum is the opening event for the museum’s Freedom Award celebration. The Forum, which draws 2,500 youth and educators each year, provides an opportunity for students to engage with the Freedom Award honorees, hear their stories and ask questions about their life's work. The Forum also celebrates students who have contributed extraordinary efforts in community service.
The Student Forum also recognizes students’ achievements in civil and human rights through the Keeper of the Dream Award. These students address issues including diversity, inclusion, education and food insecurity and provide support, leadership and empowerment to their peers and the community.
WHAT'S HAPPENING at the National Civil Rights Museum
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15 for Keeper of the Dream Award nominations
International Paper and the National Civil Rights Museum are accepting applications for this year’s Keeper of the Dream award, honoring 6th -12th graders throughout the Greater Memphis Area who have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for others
The Keeper of the Dream Award, now in its 16th year, parallels the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award honoring men and women who are recognized for their work in the struggle for civil and human rights. If you know someone deserving of the Keeper of the Dream award, please ask him or her to apply before SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 . The application…
MLK Soul Concert Series Is Back!
How about adding some laughter to the mix? We’ve got comedians Cleatis Allen, Jr. on September 7 and 21 and Rob Love on September 14 and 28.
The museum’s voter empowerment initiative # BeLoudVote is the backdrop for the concert series . The emphasis is voter education and registration. We’re partnering with the Voter Collaborative and their # UPTheVote901 campaign to conduct voter registration drives during the concerts.
The new Lorraine on Main Museum Store will be open. So shop while you groove! And, the food trucks are back. You're going to love the MLK Soul Concert Series. We know it!
Emmett Till's Cousin On Reopening Of Case: 'An Opportunity For The Truth To Be Told'
Deborah Watts was just a toddler in 1955 when her 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till was kidnapped, viciously beaten and murdered after a white woman accused