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'We were going to do whatever was necessary' — Civil rights leaders share their stories in final MLK50 event

April 4, 2018


Diane Nash remembered the first time she traveled to the South and encountered signs that said "white only" and "colored."

She felt outraged and humiliated, unable to walk through the front doors of places like libraries and restaurants because of the color of her skin.


Rev. Jesse L. Jackson ignites next generation of Tenn. voters

February 15, 2018

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson with ministers and community leaders during his visit at Capers Memorial CME church. (photo by Kossie Gardner III)


Capers Memorial CME Church hosted a luncheon for Rev. Jesse L. Jackson recently. Rev. Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, fellowshipped with community leaders and held a brief question and answer session. Rev. Jackson is touring Tennessee in hopes of activating and inspiring young voters as we approach an important election season.