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Church Health Helps Build MLK’s ‘Beloved Community’

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Memphis in 1968, he was focused on a Poor People’s March that represented a spectrum of issues ranging from economic justice to the healthcare system. Over the last fifty years, many of those same issues persist. Building Foundations The lack of access to healthcare in Tennessee was exacerbated […]

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Issues and Innovators: City Planning

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. approaches, it merits a time to look at how the city has and hasn’t changed since 1968, and also to look at where the city is headed in the next 50 years. How has Memphis lived up to the ideals of Dr. […]

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MLK50 Symposium: Where do we go from here?

As we mark the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination 50 years ago this April, the community of Memphis is taking the opportunity to look back at what Dr. King did for our community all those many years ago, while also looking to the future and what it holds. Join us for “Where do we go […]

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50 miles to Memphis: A march to remember

There will be many people making a trek to Memphis at the end of March for the MLK50 commemoration, including a group of high school students from Dundee, Mississippi. A good long walk Participants in the 50 Mile March to Memphis will be walking to raise awareness and build a new sense of community along […]