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March 27, 2018

Hearing Through Seeing

My eyes heard you and my voice silently cried out thank you. For many African-Americans in the South, Wednesday evening is time for Bible Study or mid-week service. On Wednesday, April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, the church was filled to capacity – standing room only, including the

March 13, 2018

FedEx CEO is Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

Memphis is home to the FedEx Global Headquarters, so it is fitting that FedEx play a key role in MLK50 – the observance of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed there is strength in diversity. Similarly, FedEx believes an inclusive society is a

March 8, 2018

Babson College Program Drives Women to Innovate

In observance of International Women’s Day, learn more about a program that’s helping women entrepreneurs achieve long-term success. 

March 5, 2018

Inspirational Advice for Entrepreneurs of Any Age

Whether you are launching a company, reviving an existing business, or just a girl with a dream, women all over the world have been in your shoes. In honor of International Women’s Day, we salute women in business who share inspirational advice for future entrepreneurs.

March 2, 2018

Giving Ordinary Items Historical Voices

An old Fedora hat. A black and white photo with slightly yellow edges. A worn coat. On the surface, they are single, isolated items. But when do they take on a greater meaning, telling a story that changes lives and history? It’s when the items are part of an exhibit that pays tribute to the

February 22, 2018

Man to Man: Father, Son FedEx Pilots Share Life Lessons in Aviation

FedEx 777 Captain Albert Glenn was born “with an airplane in his hand”.  At least that’s how his family describes his love of aviation, which started very early in life. Captain Glenn’s family provided the support he needed to pursue his dream of being a pilot, and Glenn later provided this same support to his

February 16, 2018

Writing for a “Princess”

Imagine you’re a writer, and you get a call one day from a friend asking if you might be available to provide speech-writing assistance to a colleague of his.  And then imagine that the colleague turns out to be Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That’s what happened to

February 7, 2018

The Strike that Brought Hope to Memphis Sanitation Workers

Surviving Memphis sanitation workers recall their 1968 campaign for economic equality, and the final moments of Dr. King’s life. “I remember when I was hired by the Memphis Department of Public Works on April 15, 1967,” recalls Rev. Cleophus Smith. “This particular morning, it was cold. I’m talkin’ about cold, cold. We didn’t have sufficient