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January 30th 2016
Published: January 30th 2016
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We were desperate to experience Memphis. Experience the live blues and Jazz bands, all the music spilling onto the streets, and to experience the rest of the culture here: The opportunity to visit the Mississippi River, lick the barbecue sauce and soul food dripping from our fingers and delve deep into some African American history. Only a 2 hour bus ride from Nashville and we were in Memphis. Af... Read Full Entry



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30th January 2016

Slave Haven Underground Railroad and Civil Rights
We visited Memphis this time last year. We came to Memphis to find the blues and travel the Blues Highway. But we discovered something that wrenched our hearts...made us stand up and take notice...made us reflect and reflect again. And thank God this didn't happen to us. I'm talking about slavery...that blight on the history of race relations...white versus black. Then when slavery was abolished...the fight for civil rights...the continuation of white versus black. Memphis holds for us two major memories...arriving on Elvis's 80th Birthday and spending 3 days in BB King's Blues Club instead...and what prompted my blog of "Slave Haven Underground Railroad and Civil Rights." Really pleased you also visited both of these sites that are more than museums. Museums are for past memories...while the prejudices continue I cannot feel other than to weep. Thank you for continuing the message.
3rd February 2016

Slave Haven Underground Railroad and Civil Rights
We both completely agree with what you have said here. Both sites had the same impact on us. We were also stopped in our tracks and began to reflect on many things. It will be interesting to hear and read more on your thoughts here.
3rd February 2016
Smooth blues

Blues is the best
Glad you enjoyed Memphis! Perfect.
3rd February 2016
Smooth blues

Blues is the best
Thank you. We really enjoyed our time in Memphis and there was a lot more to do that we did not have the time to cover.

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