On a cloudy Wednesday morning at Shelby Farms, Woodland Discovery Playground is quite the scene. Kids chase each other through a winding steel trellis, and everyone seems to be having a good time. But driving to the park is another story.
Faith Weber was at the slides with her two-year-old, Parker.
“I come to the park usually in the mornings or the early afternoons,” says Weber, “because the traffic at rush hour is so bad that we don’t even try.”
Now 73 years old, Jocelyn Wurzburg is proud of what she was able to achieve in 1969. But she says Americans must remain vigilant, or they risk losing what she and the Concerned Women of Memphis fought so hard for.
Today, in Nashville, Memphian Jocelyn Wurzburg will be inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. As a longtime champion for civil rights, her resume begins with a sensible idea during a pivotal moment in Memphis history.