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Celebrating Black history at the former Lorraine Hotel

by The 100 Companies

In 1976, President Ford called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor,” when he officially recognized Black History Month.

This February, the National Civil Rights Museum makes history with a pair of events:

The Harriet Tubman Oratorio, composed by Earnestine Rodgers Robinson, makes its world premiere on Feb. 11, featuring the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of 100+ vocalists from local choirs.

Lest We Forget: Images of the Black Civil Rights Movement – showcasing 35 powerful portraits by Robert Templeton – remains on view through May 6.


– Hannah Van Sickle, The Memphis 100

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