20 Jul 2006
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
A Tuesday morning press conference at the National Civil Rights Museum in downtown Memphis heralded a $200,000 gift to such projects as the King Day programming and the Living History Exhibit.
Highlighting the event was a young actress, Cathy Bryant, who portrayed Coretta Scott King, seeing her husband for the first time after getting to heaven. She is a part of the Living History Exhibit; actors and actresses perform dramatic monologues of the character they are portraying, dressed in period costume.
Gerald Wade, who heads the Memphis Market Bank of America, was on hand along with other Bank of America principals, to make the presentation.
“We are so thrilled to accept this generous gift on behalf of the National Civil Rights Museum,” said Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum. “One thing about bank money, you can be sure the check is good.”
Robertson told attendees that the museum receives more than 150,000 visitors annually.