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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

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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. 

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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.

 


MLK50 Recap: A Strategy of Commemoration

Apr 5, 2018

The week-long events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death drew everyone from politicians, activists, labor leaders and tourists to Memphis. There were as many reasons to participate as there were causes to rally behind. In this segment reflecting on MLK50 events, WKNO reporters Sydney Matzko and Sierra Guardiola discuss the commemorative aspects of the observance, and how history has been used as an example for future activism. 

A New History for an Old Confederate

Apr 4, 2018
Angela Kim

On a day when Memphis was commemorating a tragic event of 50 years ago, one church took an hour to reflect upon a much older stain on the pages of history.


A Rally of Remembrance

Apr 4, 2018
Brontë Cook

Thousands of people from all over the world gathered in Memphis on Wednesday to participate in I AM 2018’s “Rally For Justice.” The rally included music, speeches by activists, and a march to Mason Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final "Mountaintop" speech.

 

People of all ages gathered on Beale Street outside the AFSCME local 1733, where history was made during the 1968 sanitation workers strike. Those active during the civil rights era want to ensure that it is not forgotten.

 

 


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