A Trip to Memphis, Tennessee
I attended a conference for the Society of American Archaeology this past weekend in Memphis, TN (and also gave my first presentation at one of these conferences) and took the opportunity to explore the city a bit and take some photos as well. Here are just a few:
This is a sign outside of the Civil Rights Museum, located in the hotel where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This quote is from the day before he was shot.
Also the current location of the Civil Rights Museum, the Lorraine Motel was the location where the dream ended for MLK Jr. and began for many others. A wreath hangs on the second floor balcony above the cars in the background, marking the location of the event.
“I guess it’s in the blood.”
I really like the contrast between the derelict buildings and the lush greenery growing in the empty lot.
Main Street Memphis
When going to Memphis, I really didn’t know what to expect. Now that I have visited there, I would like to go back to explore more. The city was nothing like I expected. The BBQ (obviously) was amazing, and the culture is thriving. Until next time, Memphis.