Upstanders Mural

 

Upstanders Mural – Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, TN

These extraordinary Memphians embraced the challenge to speak out, stand up for others, and make decisions that have helped to create a more inclusive, just, and compassionate Memphis. Located at 115 Huling Avenue (near the National Civil Rights Musuem), this mual was created by artists: by artists Nelson Gutierrez, a Bogota, Columbia native who now works out of Memphis, and Cedar Nordbye, an associate professor at the University of Memphis and founder of the Memphis Mural Brigade.

The mural was a collaborated effort between the UrbanArt Commission, National Civil Rights Museum and Downtown Memphis Commission.

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The Lorraine Hotel

The Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968 in room 306.   I have no idea why the signs state a different name.

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The Lorraine Motel

 

The Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  was assassinated in Memphis, TN on April 4th, 1968.  The wreath marks room 306 where it took place.
 
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