Tennessee http://kunc.org en Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum http://kunc.org/post/sit-next-rosa-parks-national-civil-rights-museum In 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., became America's first major museum to paint a broad picture of the civil rights movement. Its content hasn't changed much since then. But this Saturday after a nearly $28 million renovation that took 18 months, the museum will reopen with a new design that aims to appeal to an older generation as well as a post-civil-rights-era audience.<p>About 200,000 people each year file into the courtyard of what was once the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. They gaze at the second-floor balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Christopher Blank 55190 at http://kunc.org Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On http://kunc.org/post/eightball-mjg-and-memphis-rap-20-years <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIUPM8AdVxA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywC9JrELSGQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVH9um7lXhc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_Hdzc6Ub8</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley 53894 at http://kunc.org Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On At Least 8 Dead In Tenn. Church Bus Crash http://kunc.org/post/least-8-dead-tenn-church-bus-crash Eight people are reported dead in a fiery crash between a tractor trailer and a tour bus in Tennessee.<p><a href="http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/oct/02/fiery-bus-crash-shuts-i-40-jefferson-county/"><em>The Knoxville News Sentinel</em> reports</a> that the crash has shut down both sides of Interstate 40, in Statesville, Tenn., east of Knoxville.<p>Aerial images of the crash show a smoldering trailer and an overturned bus.<p><a href="http://www.statesville.com/news/article_622de204-2b9c-11e3-9a12-001a4bcf6878.html"><em>The Statesville Record & Landmark</em> reports</a> the chartered tour bus Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:39:00 +0000 50315 at http://kunc.org Judge: Boy In Tennessee Can Keep Name 'Messiah' http://kunc.org/post/judge-boy-tennessee-can-keep-name-messiah A judge has ruled that a Tennessee woman can name her 8-month-old son "Messiah" — a decision that overturns a ruling last month that drew international attention to the boy.<p>In a paternity hearing in August, Jaleesa Martin and Jawaan McCullough brought a dispute over their son's surname. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49759 at http://kunc.org The Vintage Cadillac With The Memphis Soundtrack http://kunc.org/post/vintage-cadillac-memphis-soundtrack In the town where I grew up — Memphis, Tenn. — Tad Pierson has made a career out of his love for cars and American music by working as a tour guide. We meet in the grand lobby of the Peabody Hotel, the downtown landmark famous for its ducks and Southern elegance. But it's also considered the starting point of the Mississippi Delta, a region steeped in the blues.<p>Parked along the curb outside is not just any '55 Cadillac. It's pink and authentic, with fading leather bench seats and no air conditioning. So we head out, windows down on a thick, steamy August morning. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 48319 at http://kunc.org The Vintage Cadillac With The Memphis Soundtrack