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 A Derrick Dent and Michael Roy mural honoring Memphis history stands on the corner of South Main and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Five sites you may not know about along the Memphis Heritage Trail

The National Civil Rights Museum and Beale Street cannot contain all of Memphis' cultural heritage. An innovative project, the Memphis Heritage Trail, brings the history of Memphis' streets and structures from South Memphis to Orange Mound to life through art installations and signage.

Principal Alisha Kiner shakes hands with a graduating senior of Booker T. Washington's 2017 class.

Sweep it clean: The leader behind Booker T. Washington’s comeback story

When principal Alisha Kiner joined Booker T. Washington, the historically African-American high school had a graduation rate of 53 percent. Her leadership has skyrocketed that figure. In 2017, the school graduated its largest class of seniors. 

A May 13 clean-up day at the site of a future homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth.

Nearly half of homeless youth are LGTBQ. OUTMemphis is doing something about it.

OUTMemphis could soon begin construction on an innovative shelter complex made out of shipping containers. Once completed, LGBTQ youth will be allowed to stay at the facility and receive wraparound services to help them make the next step to stability.

Almost 30 at risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Video: Sweet LaLa's bakery in South Memphis gives juvenile offenders a second chance

Almost 30 at-risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Drag queens make their entrance at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Tri-State Black Pride educates and uplifts local black LGBTQ community

Memphis Black Pride has been rebranded after an over 20-year run. Tri-State Black Pride places an emphasis on education and bringing together black LGBTQ community members from the region.
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