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Thursday, June 29 • 9:30am - 12:45pm
Civil Rights, Public Space, and Urban Art in Memphis

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Public spaces, including streets, both play a role in facilitating civic action and in documenting history, culture, and change in our communities through design, art, and programming. Join the Memphis Urban Art Commission, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Facing History and Ourselves for a walking tour of sites that commemorate the history of African Americans in Memphis. This walking tour will visit the National Civil Rights Museum, site of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, ,Jr., where a public sculpture depicts the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Participants will visit murals and streetscape projects celebrating the history of downtown Memphis and the work of justice activists in the city, visit a recently placed historical marker interpreting the Memphis Massacre of 1866, and tour the recently revived Clayborn Temple where marchers organized and took refuge during the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968.
*Walking Tour*
Mobile sessions do not require additional fees but do require advance registration. 

Thursday June 29, 2017 9:30am - 12:45pm

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