Memphis Magazine March 2014


photograph by Larry Kuzniewski

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

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photographs by Justin Fox Burks

During my first meal at newly-opened Seasons 52, I made a new best friend: a small-grower champagne called Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee Sainte Anne. Rich and velvety, the wine was elegant but accessible... more


Aram Goudsouzian

photograph by Susan Prater

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


Looney Zoo more

Ask Vance


photograph by Dreamstime

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

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Photographs by Brad Jones

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

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photograph courtesy of Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

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

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

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Photo by Andrea Zucker

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. more

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© Brandon Bourdages |

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


Stirring up good stuff in the kitchen is a labor of love for owner Willie Earl Bates, who first ate at The Four Way when he was 10 years old.

photographs by Jonathan Postal

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


Supporters rally outside the Lorraine Motel shortly after King’s death.

Photograph courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

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

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Ned McWherter

photograph by John Landrigan

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

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