What does “Facing South” mean?

This is the story of a my Civil Rights journey to the Deep South which will take me from Memphis, Tennessee through to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and finally to Washington DC.  It will document the stories, hopes and dreams, of challenge and change, of transformation and struggle. It is not just an American story, it is a human story. This story that started many centuries ago, continues today. I am here to face it.

Memphis, Tennessee: Beyond Graceland

I will be spending a week as part of the Civil Rights Seminar, of the Gilder Lehrman Institute which is taking place at Rhodes College and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. For a week, 35 History teachers have gathered together to learn from academic experts, museum educators as well as social justice activists. It…

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