On Valentine’s Day, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” takes center stage at the Orpheum Theatre, and the Memphis mastermind behind the project is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Memphis native Katori Hall.
We try to find the family of a 9-year-old enslaved girl who was seen in an Ambrotype taken in 1859. During our search, we uncovered the obstacles families of enslaved individuals have in researching their genealogy.
FedEx is making a multi-million dollar pledge to support local Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to the shipping giant, FedEx is pledging $5 million to four HBCUs in Mississippi and Tennessee.
In September 1957, then-14-year-old Carolotta Walls LaNier played a crucial role in school desegregation when she and eight other courageous students integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.