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Crittenden pushed ‘for what is right’

Crittenden pushed ‘for what is right’

Joseph Crittenden with the Rev. Henry Logan Starks in downtown Memphis during one of the many protests that marked Mr. Crittenden’s life. (Photos courtesy of the Crittenden family/Andrew Withers Colle

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  • Written by Tony Jones
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New ‘keeper of the flame’ for Juneteenth

The 19th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is a few weeks away and off to a brand new start with a new executive director, Telisa Franklin, who says festival-goers can expect to see something a little different this year.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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‘Lakeview School was everything to us’

‘Lakeview School was everything to us’

Charles Grimes, a 1976 Lakeview Elementary School graduate, signs the commemorative banner that was part of a bittersweet celebration at the school last Friday (May 11). (Courtesy photo)First, there were the rumors back in early March. Then the official word came from the unified school board: Lakeview Elementary would close this school year for good, along with Graceland and Georgia Avenue elementaries.

"Even before we knew our school was closing, a group of alumni had gotten together and decided we wanted to do something to encourage Lakeview students," said Carolyn Moore Ester.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Hunger aid draws hundreds

Hundreds of Memphians on Wednesday (May 16) made their way to St. Paul Baptist Church in Whitehaven, one of the partner sites for Feed The Children's Americans Feeding Americans initiative.

"There are many families in America who are in crisis.

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Education equals freedom is formula for success at Omni Prep Academy

Education equals freedom is formula for success at Omni Prep Academy

The Omni Prep Academy’s first “Walk For Freedom” was a fundraiser for the Withers Collection Museum & Gallery and chance to see the school’s connection to the community. (Courtesy photo)"Education equals freedom is like a mime in a box. The mime is in the box because it has no education; the education is the key. When the mime gets an education, the key opens the door to freedom and the mime is free."

Celina Williams, Seventh grade scholar, Omni Prep Academy

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