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Book signing with Otis Sanford, author of ‘From Boss Crump to King Willie’
Were you aware that the iconic and powerful “Boss Crump” actually owed a measure of his political success to Black voters? Where were you when African Americans became the pivotal force that elected Memphis’s first Black Mayor? Do you know who supported his bid for Mayor and who did not? From Boss Crump to King Willie answers your questions and offers you an in-depth look at the vital role that race played in the political evolution of Memphis from the rise of Edward Hull Crump to the election of Dr. Willie Herenton. Filled with vivid details on the workings of municipal politics, this accessible account by veteran journalist Otis Sanford explores the nearly century-long struggle by African Americans in Memphis to secure recognition, respect and a place at the political table.More Info
Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair
Young Arts Patrons announces the second annual Young Collectors Contemporary. The art fair returns to Memphis to take over the city’s newest pre-vitalization project, Clayborn Temple, for a three-day long experience blending the contemporary art scene of Memphis with a hefty dose of international flavor.
March 24: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
March 25: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 26: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
General Single-Day Admission: $20
Multi-Pass (3-day unlimited entry): $40
Students/Seniors with valid ID: $15
Group Day-Discount (10 or more): $15
Soulful Food Truck Sunday
"Soulful Food Truck Sunday" is bringing out some of the best Food Trucks in Memphis!
Musical entertainment by Jerome Chism, Keia Johnson, and Courtney Little.
March 12, 12 PM - 6 PM
$10 online, $15 on-site, $5 children 12 and under, free for children under 2More Info
Iris Orchestra presents Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future
IRIS Orchestra presents “Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future," an intergenerational, community-building Family Concert celebrating the music and memories of the Civil Rights Movement, 2 p.m. on February 18.More Info
Theology Live with Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman
Grace St. Luke's Church brings its Theology Live series to Clayborn Temple: Father Broderick will interview the Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, Assistant Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale University's Divinity School about her journey to theology, what she's reading, and why she does what she does.
Wednesday, February 8
Memphis premiere: Marvin Booker Was Murdered
Marvin Booker Was Murdered: A Feature Length Documentary Film in Five Acts.
The filmmakers are proud to present a documentary film that takes an in-depth look at how the continued killing of unarmed black men by law enforcement is one of the largest Civil Rights issues facing our country.
“Because if you don’t say something, it’ll be you next time."
- Rev. B.R. Booker, calling out to the community on the steps of the Denver Downtown Detention Center after his son Marvin Booker was murdered, and the city of Denver refused to release timely information about his death.
IBC 2017 International Showcase
The International Blues Challenge officially opens at the Clayborn Temple, a key site in the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke. In the spirit of Dr. King’s message, the blues is all embracing and knows no boundaries of color, nationality, or gender. And so The Blues Foundation felt it a fitting place to begin the IBC as we welcome artists from around the world to perform on the night before The Challenge officially begins.More Info
ioby presents: Conversation. Connections. Impact: Making change in our backyards
Conversation. Connections. Impact: Making change in our backyards
An ioby convening in Memphis
Join us for an interactive program about power, place, and the work of making change in our backyards.
Saturday, January 28 from 2 to 6 PM at Clayborn Temple
Hear Justice: A Just City Benefit Concert
Just City will celebrate the beginning of 2017 with Hear Justice: A Just City Benefit Concert at the historic Clayborn Temple at 6pm - 9pm on the evening of Friday, January 13, 2017, sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union. Performances by Preauxx, Cameron Bethany, A Weirdo from Memphis, Kid Maestro and Aaron James.More Info
ASALH hosts “The Crisis in Black Education”
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History presents The 141st Birthday Celebration of Dr. Carter G. Woodson: The Crisis in Black Education: "The Relevance of The Mis-Education of the Negro" - Confronting Illiteracy and Inequality in Education. 6:00pmMore Info
Christmas Eve Service
Join Downtown Church for a special service celebrating the birth of Christ. All are welcome!More Info
United Against Violence 901
At 6:00pm on Sunday, November 27, United Against Violence 901 is hosting a gathering with representatives of those standing for the marginalized. With religious leaders, community leaders, and student leaders, we stand together in solidarity against divisive language and discriminatory action.More Info
Spillit Story GRAND SLAM
Spillit's annual GRAND SLAM brings together some of the best storytellers in Memphis for an evening of Education themed stories. The evening's raconteurs include: Katie Martin, Evan Katz, Joy Arwood, Tom Simmermaker, Rattlebone Jones, Eilidh Jenness, Julia Hencel and Teddy Crum. We'll have special guest musicians, drinks, and at the end we'll crown our Grand Master Storyteller of Memphis for 2016.More Info
Creative Works Presents: Aaron Draplin
Join Creative Works for a special night with legendary graphic designer, Aaron Draplin as he shares the intimate details behind his new book, Pretty Much Everything. A signing and meet & greet will follow the talk, with copies of the book (plus a bunch of other merch) available for purchase.More Info