Memphis

2018 TN Memphis Soulville sign

You’ll see this mural on the way to the Stax Museum in Memphis, TN.

We finally made it to Memphis, Tennessee. We booked a room on the Black side of town (a little south of the river) on accident but it was perfect. We were less than 8 minutes away from the Stax Museum, the Lorraine Motel (nee the Civil Rights Museum), Central BBQ, and lots of cool murals.

Stax Music

Short story: the museum is amazing!

2018 TN Memphis Stax Museum historical marker

2018 TN Memphis Stax Museum Wattstax concert

Los Angeles history live in Memphis! Wattstax is remembered.

2018 TN Memphis Stax Museum Stax gets political

A social awakening happened after MLK Jr. was murdered.

2018 TN Memphis Stax Museum Soul Connections Mary J Blige Kitchen song

I really liked this thing that would play a current song and point out the connections to old music.

2018 TN Memphis Stax Museum kilimba close up

They even mentioned the west African musical instrument, the kalimba.

There’s too much to say about Isaac Hayes so you just have to go to the Stax Museum yourself. I know the album on the right (of the Black mermaid) isn’t an Isaac album but it all just looked good together. That IS his gold car though.

 

Amazing Murals

While driving around, I saw some dope street art.

2018 TN Memphis mural I AM FREE

Saw this on the way to Slave Haven (near the pyramid).

2018 TN Memphis mural Ida B Wells

Any mural with Ida B. Wells works for me.

2018 TN Memphis mural grocery

2018 TN Memphis mural I am a man

On Main Street heading towards downtown from the Lorraine Motel. An homage to the sanitation worker’s strike. Economic freedom for ALL!

Things I would have liked to have seen:

Chucalissa.

Pink Palace Museums.

 

 

 

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