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... anyway. I had no idea there was so many conspiracy theories about who was behind the killing even though someone was found guilty and imprisoned. The murder was still being investigated as recently as 2000. The museum tells the story of the whole movement from when the slaves were freed by Lincoln, through a time of segregation for white and "coloured" people, to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person leading to the montgomery bus boycotts of 1955 and 6, ...
... street, past B.B. King's and Pig on
Beale, and ended up walking past the Fed Ex Stadium. I spotted the logo of the
Memphis Grizzlies, which is the city's basketball team and because it was a
giant blue angry bear face - and was therefore automatically awesome -I decided
I wanted to try and find a t shirt with it on as a souvenir, so we went to the
team shop to get one.
I was left disappointed, however, upon learning that the sports ...
... We got ready for the evening and headed across the street to the coffee shop. Eclectic is the only word that comes to mind. There was a mixture of poetry and original music, including comedy, love, and politics. Marquise and Denzel both prepared a poem to read. It was fun to experience their open mic debut.
Afterwards we ...
Today we went to Memphis. Our first stop was a tour of Graceland. I have to say that, even though the kids were not that familiar with Elvis, the immersion into his story captured all of them. Seeing and touching the shag carpets and seeing the rooms, outfits, cars and planes first-hand made it very real. It was fun, and well worth it.
From Graceland ...
... to thousends, befor eit basically resembled any British city on a Saturday night, without the drunken idiots, In fact, despite the fact that people had been out in the sun all day drinking, I only saw 1 very drunk girl, and people were filming her and taking photos, it was such a novelty. As the evening went on it people got more chatty.
I stopped and chatted with a guy who was Memphis born and bred and told me about how the street had changed. He said that ...