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1. AP Was There: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – In the spring of 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had won victories on desegregation and voting rights and had been planning his Poor People's Campaign when he turned his attention to Memphis, the gritty city by the Mississippi River. In his support for striking sanitation workers, King wanted to lead marches and show that nonviolent protest still worked.
2. AP Journalists Recall Covering MLK Assassination
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
Nancy Shipley was working in a news office in Nashville, Tennessee, when the call came 50 years ago. Gene Herrick was in Chicago routing photos to newspapers when his phone rang. Jack Thornell got the call in New Orleans; Kathryn Johnson heard the news in Atlanta.
3. Mississippi Names First Black Higher Education Commissioner
- Monday, March 26, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first-ever African American has been named to oversee Mississippi's eight public universities.
The state College Board announced Friday that Alfred Rankins Jr. will become higher education commissioner July 1 when Glenn Boyce retires. Rankins is the current president of Alcorn State University.
4. Last Word: End of the Camp Out, Megasite Views and The Glory Years
- Monday, January 29, 2018
No camp out this year for the opening of applications for optional schools because it is online at Shelby County Schools this year. Also the applications are available at the same time – Monday morning at 10 a.m. – for the open enrollment at any other SCS school that has available space. Those were some hardcore campers that in some cases had been at this for a couple of generations. Persisting through barcodes and a 99.9 percent probability that their first choice of school would happen without the tent, generator and heaters.
5. This week in Memphis History: Jan. 26-Feb. 1
- Saturday, January 27, 2018
1997: On the front page of The Daily News, Wolfchase Galleria, the city’s largest shopping mall, is about to open and “stores are scrambling to hire managers and clerks in a market that currently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in years.” University of Memphis researcher David Ciscel says, “The impact will be similar to the impact that Tunica has had and is having on the Memphis economy," referring to the opening in the early 1990s of casinos in Tunica.
6. The Week Ahead: June 6-12
- Monday, June 6, 2016
Time to get this week started, Memphis! There’s plenty to keep you busy in this week’s roundup of need-to-know happenings, from the 50th anniversary of a seminal civil rights moment to a blast from the '80s-movie past...
7. Ole Miss Adding Plaque With Context for Confederate Statue
- Monday, March 14, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Confederate soldier statue that has stood for generations in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will soon be accompanied by a plaque giving it historical context.
8. This Week in Memphis History: September 4-10
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
2014: A mob of teenagers attacks and injures three people in the parking lot outside the Kroger supermarket in Poplar Plaza. Eleven juveniles are arrested by police in the next week and charged with aggravated riot and other felonies. Most are released to their parents. The incident becomes a reference point for the community’s ongoing debate about crime, safety and the criminal justice system.
9. Mississippi Capitol Getting Civil Rights Historical Marker
- Friday, July 24, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is being added to the state's Freedom Trail on July 29.
The trail is a series of historical markers honoring people and places of the civil rights movement.
10. Kennedy’s Memphis Presence Felt 50 Years Later
- Friday, November 22, 2013
There once was a monument in a Memphis park that marked the spot where President John F. Kennedy had stood during a visit to the city in 1960 as he campaigned for the presidency.
By the marker were two distinct shoeprints that Memphians took their children to for them to stand in the slain president’s footsteps on Memphis soil.
11. Museum Expands Civil Rights Exhibits
- Monday, June 24, 2013
From the hold of a slave ship to a segregated classroom to “freedom song karaoke,” the new elements of the renovated National Civil Rights Museum are taking shape.
Officials of the 22-year-old museum updated the first renovation in the history of the museum built on the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. They told a group of 20 at an annex building next to the construction site Thursday, June 20, to expect more video elements, updated technology and an “immersion” into the civil rights movement.
12. Leading in New Times
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Keith Norman has heard the discussions about the generation gap and the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP.
13. Holder Marks Meredith Anniversary in Oxford
- Monday, October 1, 2012
Civil rights cases pursued by the U.S. Justice Department are defined differently than they were 50 years ago when department attorneys were literally by James Meredith’s side during the integration of the University of Mississippi.
14. Holder Evokes Memories of 1962 At Ole Miss
- Friday, September 28, 2012
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder marked the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi Thursday, Sept. 27, during a visit to the Oxford campus.
15. Kennedy to Discuss Latest Book on Memphis Visit
- Friday, September 28, 2012
She came to Memphis 35 years ago as a young would-be reporter, an intern for the New York Daily News and looking to cover the death of Elvis Presley.
Caroline Kennedy returns to Memphis next month in the capacity for which she’s more widely known – as the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and a keeper of the storied Kennedy legacy on the national stage.
16. Civil Rights Icon Smith Donates Papers to Library
- Friday, May 18, 2012
Maxine Smith pointed out that the wheelchair she used to enter the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library was borrowed – and she also made a point of walking from the doorway of the Memphis and Shelby County Room at the library to her seat in the room.
17. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
18. Ole Miss Honors Historian who Fought Racism
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
Students of University of Mississippi history professor Jim Silver will gather on the Ole Miss campus Friday, Sept. 30, to honor the historian who left Mississippi in the turbulent 1960s after a prophetic warning about the growing level of violent resistance to racial integration in the state.
19. Plans Unveiled for Expanded Civil Rights Museum
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
The bare bones of an expanded National Civil Rights Museum include three times more space for the Memphis chapter in the story of the civil rights movement, updated technology for exhibits and a more detailed story of how connected the events are over three centuries.
20. Ole Miss Marketer Discusses Higher Ed Challenges
- Monday, June 28, 2010
Jim Ebel, executive director of marketing communications for the University of Mississippi, outlined his vision for the Ole Miss brand on Thursday.
Speaking to the Memphis Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Ebel addressed the marketing challenges faced by institutions of higher learning and those particular to Ole Miss.
21. United Way Chooses Committee Chairman
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
The United Way of the Mid-South has announced a new chairman for its volunteer board of directors.
William J. Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp., is the chairman of the board, while Martha Perine Beard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is chairman-elect.
22. State, National Economies Take Different Paths to Healing
- Monday, May 17, 2010
Poet Robert Frost could appreciate one of the themes emerging as the U.S. economy shakes off the effects of a painful recession.
23. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Frank A Frank A. Watson has joined Palmer Brothers Inc. and will specialize in commercial and investment sales and leasing. Watson has been in the real estate business for the past 29 years and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. James P. Co...