Memphis Rally Embodies Dr. King’s Activist Spirit

Memphis Rally Embodies Dr. King’s Activist Spirit

Photo A crowd gathered on Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis. Credit Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times For full protection of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, click on here. MEMPHIS — Thousands of individuals gathered within the streets right here on […]

Opinion

Opinion

Just eight months later, Mayor Loeb’s brother, William, continued the household’s antagonism towards organized labor. When laundry plant employees scheduled a vote on becoming a member of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s Laundry and Dry Cleaning International Union, William Loeb gathered them within the cafeteria. If they introduced in a union, he informed them, he’d shut the plant […]

50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, New Lessons for Today

50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, New Lessons for Today

My guess is that if Martin Luther King Jr. of 1968 had been to return to 2018 America, he can be unsurprised by a few of what he’d discover: the staggering numbers of black males in jail; the recurrent killings of unarmed black youths by police; the emboldened presence of white supremacism. As a pacesetter, […]

36 Hours in Memphis

36 Hours in Memphis

Blues, Elvis and barbecue are inclined to dominate fashionable perceptions of Tennessee’s second-largest metropolis. But there are many different diversions, together with new developments in leisure: the opening of Ballet Memphis theater; adaptive reuse initiatives with vital public artwork areas; and an enlargement of the museums dedicated to Elvis Presley. A motorcycle share system is […]

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Memphis

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Memphis

Whether you’re planning a trip to Memphis, Tenn., for the National Civil Rights Museum’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination; to absorb musical historical past at Graceland; get pleasure from a number of the nation’s finest barbecue; or all the above, right here’s what you’ll want. We’ve shared […]