• Purchased Lives Exhibit Talk with Joshua Rothman

    Sep 29th, 2016
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum, Ford Motor Company Theater

    “Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business,” a lecture with Joshua Rothman, PhD, ‚Ä®Director, Center for the Study of the South, University of Alabama

    The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Purchased Lives Teacher Workshop

    Sep 30th, 2016
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    National Civil Rights Museum, Hooks Hyde Hall

    This FREE, one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7-12 will include an in-depth discussion of the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, teaching materials and a guided tour.  

    Teachers must register for workshop by SEPTEMBER 19.  Limited to 30 Teachers.

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  • Freedom Award Student Forum

    Oct 20th, 2016
    10:00am - 11:30am
    Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue, Memphis, TN 38104

    This program allows students and educators of the Memphis community the opportunity to interact with this year’s Freedom Award honorees and hear from leaders in the struggle for civil rights.

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  • Freedom Award

    Oct 20th, 2016
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Cannon Center for the Performing Arts / Cook Convention Center

    The Freedom Award is an annual event presented by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Since 1991, the Freedom Award has served as a symbol of the ongoing fight for human rights both in America and worldwide.  The Award Ceremony is the black tie event where award recipients are celebrated for their tireless contributions to civil and human rights, education, the arts, sports & community service, justice and for their dedication to creating opportunities for the disenfranchised.

    • Red Carpet • 5pm • Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

    • Award Ceremony • 6pm • Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

    • Gala Dinner • 8-10pm • Cook Convention Center

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