As a teen, I recall hearing the term Black Wall Street and feeling so much excitement and a sense of pride because the people that looked like me, my people, were successful black Americans!
When all you hear growing up in school are the stories of those that came before you were slaves and nothing else, it’s heartbreaking. This was the story of triumph that I wanted to hear about!
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.”
If you’re in Memphis, Tennessee, then a stop by the Lorraine Motel at the Civil Rights Museum is an experience you won’t forget. The last place the late Martin Luther King Jr. will be.