Sunday, June 13, 2010

Memphis Civil Rights and College Trip

Our Civil Rights/College trip started at 10:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Eight charter buses full of 400+ teenagers and chaperones left City Hall to head to Memphis, TN for a whirlwind trip thanks to Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and staff.

The itinerary:

  • LeMoyne-Owen College--tour and breakfast
  • Stax museum
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Beale Street
  • Mud Island for lunch
  • Drive by the Clinton Library and Central High School
  • Philander Smith College--tour and dinner
It was a crazy schedule. I admit, I wasn't real hopeful of accomplishing all of it. But, as you see in Shenandoah's video above, we were able to make it to every place on the trip...with a slight little adjustment of driving by Beale Street instead of stopping.

I'll write more later once I edit the other videos.