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LEGACY: Elmer Moore Jr.

LEGACY: Elmer Moore Jr.

Hundreds gathered Wednesday morning at Norris Road Church of Christ to bid a final farewell to Elmer Moore Jr.,

A successful entrepreneur in real estate brokerage for more than 50 years drew hundreds to a final farewell on Wednesday at Norris Road Church of Christ.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Crittenden pushed ‘for what is right’

Crittenden pushed ‘for what is right’

Joseph Crittenden with the Rev. Henry Logan Starks in downtown Memphis during one of the many protests that marked Mr. Crittenden’s life. (Photos courtesy of the Crittenden family/Andrew Withers Collection)Mr. Joseph Crittenden Sr. died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the age of 93.

In his lifetime, he became a beloved husband, a father to 11, grandfather to 31 and great grandfather to 94. Friends and acquaintances admired and respected him.

Mr. Crittenden worked as a cotton picker, served in the armed forces, made a living as a master tractor mechanic (a much sought after skill in the agricultural south), and was the owner of a series of combination gas stations, auto shops and convenience stores.

His is not a name readily known to the media and historians of the civil rights era, but that victory for human rights could not have occurred without men and women such as Crittenden

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New ‘keeper of the flame’ for Juneteenth

The 19th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is a few weeks away and off to a brand new start with a new executive director, Telisa Franklin, who says festival-goers can expect to see something a little different this year.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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‘Lakeview School was everything to us’

‘Lakeview School was everything to us’

Charles Grimes, a 1976 Lakeview Elementary School graduate, signs the commemorative banner that was part of a bittersweet celebration at the school last Friday (May 11). (Courtesy photo)First, there were the rumors back in early March. Then the official word came from the unified school board: Lakeview Elementary would close this school year for good, along with Graceland and Georgia Avenue elementaries.

"Even before we knew our school was closing, a group of alumni had gotten together and decided we wanted to do something to encourage Lakeview students," said Carolyn Moore Ester.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Hunger aid draws hundreds

Hundreds of Memphians on Wednesday (May 16) made their way to St. Paul Baptist Church in Whitehaven, one of the partner sites for Feed The Children's Americans Feeding Americans initiative.

"There are many families in America who are in crisis.

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