New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

Editor's note: This report contains language and an image some may find offensive or upsetting. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice , opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that made the city a hub for the domestic slave trade. And that's where the experience begins as visitors encounter a life-size sculpture in bronze of six people...

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and that means lots of Spring time entertaining.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Carol Coletta, the new president and CEO of Memphis Riverfront Development Corp., discusses the new comprehensive plan for the city's riverfront. The "Memphis Riverfront Concept" was revealed last year and includes a new Brooks Museum, along with a possible aquarium on Mud Island. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

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Handel’s Messiah, the soaring Baroque oratorio, typically resurfaces in churches and concert halls around Christmas or Easter, tracing the birth, death and resurrection of Christ in an immaculate, two-hour ascent to the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Its popularity with audiences – starting with its Dublin premiere nearly 280 years ago – means that the singers and musicians who continue to study and play it also have a certain relationship with the work.


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This week's Behind the Headlines from WKNO-TV focuses on new ideas surrounding Memphis' complicated relationship with public transportation. Joining host Eric Barnes is Suzanne Carlson, transportation and mobility project manager for Innovate Memphis; Glenn Gadbois, program manager for MMDC; and Scudder Wagg, senior associate for Jarrett Walker and Associates. Also at the table is Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News

...now is the time to “peel um and eat um!”


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Chris Davis with the Memphis Flyer and Laura Faith Kebede with Chalkbeat TN discuss MLK50, a possible new arena in Graceland and much more. They are joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter with the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes. 

I love garlic and use it as a seasoning in so many dishes.


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Hear the “striking voices” of the 1968 sanitation workers and their families – voices of Civil Rights activists who shaped Memphis and the world, now at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library.


MLK50 Recap: A Platform for Activism

Apr 5, 2018
Photo by Angela Kim

Leading up to Wednesday's commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death 50 years ago, multiple groups hoped that the media spotlight on Memphis would draw attention to contemporary civil rights issues, from economic empowerment to social equality. With a backdrop and a microphone provided by the National Civil Rights Museum, activists appealed to various causes. Labor unions took to the streets of Memphis in a show of strength. In this second installment of our MLK50 recap, WKNO reporters Meredith Husar and Erin Conway discuss some of the political aspirations presented to the anticipated crowds of more than 100,000. 

MLK50: A Multi-Generational Movement

Apr 5, 2018
Photo by Sydney Matzko

  As children from Promise Academy raise their voices to the anthem "We Shall Overcome," hundreds of young activists flood the streets, lending their energy and vitality to a call for action.

Fifty years ago, adults might have been wary of bringing children to a civil rights march. But at Wednesday's MLK50 commemoration, from the marches to the speeches, children and young people could be seen in every crowd.

 


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Four mass graves that concealed thousands of victims of the Rwandan genocide for 24 years have been discovered.

The first bodies were found on Sunday at a depth of 80 feet and the excavation continues, according to The New Times in Rwanda.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez escaped federal criminal prosecution. But he couldn't escape the judgment of his Senate colleagues.

The bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee unanimously issued a rare rebuke on Thursday, formally admonishing the senator for his conduct over a six-year period with his longtime friend and political ally, Dr. Salomon Melgen.

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