By Wayne Dowdy In another letter to Colonel John McLeod Keating, managing editor of the Memphis Daily Appeal during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic, your…View More Dateline: Memphis May 27 2020
By Mark Scott I began this school year with a Facebook post showing me arriving early. As usual. To an empty parking lot. On the…View More A Retirement This School Teacher Didn’t Count On
This is the holiday weekend I would look forward to for months. We have a few war veterans in our family who have passed, and…View More What We Miss: Memorializing This Holiday Weekend
Four organizations with four distinct missions, but all vital to the communities they serve. When faced with financial uncertainty beyond their control, they needed a…View More Help in a Pandemic: Nonprofits Need Partners
One of six artists profiled in Creatively Coping, Kristin Jones’ essay on the therapeutic power of working with one’s hands during uncertain times The Arts Board,…View More Creatively Coping: Amanda Willoughby, perfecting her green thumb
Feature Image: Rachel Johnson, performing at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is maintaining her entrepreneurial drive while responding to barriers presented by the pandemic. Photo courtesy…View More Pandemic strikes sour note for Memphis musician’s big plans
Memphis Theological Seminary dean reflects on phased openings while COVID-19 crisis continues. By Peter R. Gathje, for MLK50 Schools and businesses shuttered. Massive numbers of…View More Reopening debate raises question: What kind of people do we want to be?
Marta W. Aldrich, Chalkbeat Tennessee Tennessee’s decision to close its school buildings the rest of the academic year means students will miss at least 50…View More Tennessee’s nearly 1 million students will learn less because of coronavirus school closures. Here’s what that could mean.
Frank Johnson: ‘We can’t go back to the normal way of doing things because the normal in this country is dangerous.’ Image: Self portrait by…View More Substitute teacher’s plan to revitalize his community derailed by COVID-19
The following is part of an essay series from Memphis workers affected by COVID-19. The series is produced by MLK50: Justice Through Journalism in partnership with High…View More I’m a housekeeper and DJ—my income is now zero. I’m one of the lucky ones.