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... some spectacular mansions on the rise across from the foreshore over looking it. Apparently Cybil Sheppard used to live in one of them, but I'm not sure which one. From the river it was off to the Lorraine Motel where Dr Martin Luther King, leading Civil Rights activist, was assassinated during a visit to Memphis where he spoke in support if striking sanitation workers. There's plenty of conspiracy theories as to who was responsible, but it was James Earl Ray who ...
... cop cars blocking the tram rails...so we walked a couple of blocks and grabbed a trolley car further up.
We entered Beale Street again, although this time a little differently. It was rammed! Cops everywhere and a queue to get in. It didn't disappoint...again. We headed into Kings Palace for some food which included gator, catfish, cajun chicken, fried green tomatoes, gumbo, etoufee and curried potato...yum but too much to finish!
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I literally have 24 hours in Memphis. I get off the train at 10pm on Sat night and I’m getting back on the same train Sunday when it departs half an hour later at 10.30. Memphis lives up to its reputation of brimming with music. As I walk into town from the station I pass several places with music and people spilling out into the street. My host tonight is working in the city and her work is putting her up in ...
... brings back not so fond memories of those times when we were young adults. There was just too much hatred when the blacks, organized by Dr. King demanded to be treated as equals. We also find that many of his disciples did not follow his doctrine of peacefully bringing change for the cause of civil rights and helping those who needed help the most. After his death they chose instead to promote their own welfare instead of the people they supposedly represent.
... br> Finally we drove over to the Stax Museum of American Soul, this is located at the original site of the legendary Stax records. It explores the history of Stax records and soul music. Some of the standout exhibits include an authentic 101-year-old Mississippi Delta church to help show the gospel roots of soul music; the Soul Train dance floor, Isaac Hayes' restored 1972 gold-trimmed, peacock-blue ...
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