NEH "Most Southern Place" July Workshop: Day 5

Day 5: Memphis

On Friday, the Most Southern Place on Earth workshop headed to Memphis, Tennessee. Along the way, the group stopped in Clarksdale to visit the Greyhound Bus Station and witness the physical remainders of Jim Crow: separate waiting rooms that once divided black and white passengers. After arriving in Memphis, participants went first to the Cotton Museum, then to the Stax Museum, dedicated to Stax Records and the soul music it cultivated. The group split in two for lunch at Central BBQ and Lyfe Kitchen before reuniting at the National Museum of Civil Rights at the Lorraine Motel. The evening concluded with the traditional march of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel.

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