City Leadership | See The Memphis 13
1989
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See The Memphis 13

See The Memphis 13

The Story of the Civil Rights Movement’s Smallest Pioneers.

On October 3rd, 1961 thirteen African American first graders broke the color line in Memphis City Schools. The Memphis 13 is their story. Directed and produced by Memphians, and narrated by Mayor A.C. Wharton, this documentary features interviews with all 13 pioneering families and other key individuals who lived through this historic event.

The premiere of the film on October 3rd at the Malco Paradiso generated so much interest that they had to turn many people away. Since then, several additional screenings have been added. Don’t miss your chance to see this film!

There will be lunchtime screening on Novermber 3rd and 4th at 11:30 am at the First Tennessee Bank at 165 Madison.

There will be one more evening screening on November 17th at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Front Street. This screening starts at 6:30 pm and requires an RSVP. Get more information on these screening on the film’s official website.

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