• Catalyst for Change Speaker Series – Dr. Alan Curtis

    Dec 10th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    Dr. Alan Curtis is the 

    co-editor of the Eisenhower Foundation’s Fifty Year Update of the 1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, after its Chair, Otto Kerner, then Governor of Illinois.  The original Commission responded to the urban protests of the nineteen sixties and concluded that American was heading toward “two societies, black and white, separate and unequal.”  The 2018 Fifty Year Update of the Commission concludes that the nation has made relatively little progress in reducing poverty, inequality and racial injustice since 1968.  The Ford Foundation now is providing support for dialogue on the priorities of the Kerner Fiftieth, the need for evidence based policy and the creation of new will among the American people to carry out that policy.

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  • Community Forum #TakeEmDown901

    Dec 20th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    At the one-year anniversary of the removal of Confederate statues in Memphis, #takeemdown901 and Memphis Green Space is holding a Community Forum at the museum.
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  • Catalyst for Change Speaker Series – Dr. Alan Curtis

    Jan 10th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    Dr. Alan Curtis is the co-editor of the Eisenhower Foundation's Fifty Year Update on the 1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, after its Chair, Otto Kerner, then Governor of Illinois.  He will speak on The Kerner’s Fiftieth.
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  • King Day 2019

    Jan 21st, 2019
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    The Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus of the celebration is community service and social and economic justice.  Activities include daylong performances, youth-centered edutainment, a healthy community pavilion and the museum experience.  In the spirit of service, the Museum will hold its annual Mid-South Food Bank Drive and Lifeblood Drive, and serve as a center for community resources and engagement.
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