Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so we thought it was a good time to reintroduce a project Oxford Stories students collaboratively created called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When most Oxford locals hear the words “Rafters” or “The Annex,” they may only think of bars on the Square. Few know about the venues’ music influence. Each business owned by the Chadwick family has its own unique music style, and much work is involved in distinguishing them from other Square businesses.
Chris Keiffer, of the Daily Journal, later contacted Oxford Stories and asked to do a podcast about the project. Oxford Stories reporters Alexis Rhoden and T’Keyah Jones were interviewed for the podcast. You can listen to their interview at the link below.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week Oxford Stories is debuting a project called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has partnered with Oxford Stories to run some students stories this week. We hope to continue to use the project to share the stories of Mississippians and others who lived through the Civil Rights Era. Look for stories in the Daily Journal later this weekend.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear lab coats. Kelley Benson, 53, is a medical laboratory scientist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The Southaven native has lived in Mississippi 50 years.
Though she pursues a passion by teaching as a fitness instructor at her personal studio, Keri Meagher prioritizes her days around her family. She understands the importance of the time she pours into her husband and four children.
On the first day of classes at his California middle school, Taylor Dowden got into a fist fight. He also met his best friend that day, and they remained close until Dowden moved from California to Memphis with his family and father, who was in the Navy.
When Kayle Barnett was in kindergarten, a small, schoolyard bully approached her on the playground to pick a fight and steal her red crayon. Furious, she pounced on the bully to get the crayon and her dignity back.
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