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Crossroads to Freedom connects the world with Memphis history through an archive of documents, newspapers, images and oral histories. Our goal is to empower Memphians to tell the stories of our city and region as a vital aspect of participation in the future of our community.

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Club Handy and other Chitlin' Circuit Clubs in Memphis
Handbills, tickets, business documents and news items from the Memphis World about several African-American nightclubs on or near Beale during the 1950's and 1960's. A new and growing collection.
Sanitation Strike - Then and Now Interviews
Interviews with Fred Davis and James Netters (two of the three African-American members of the Memphis City Council in 1968) conducted shortly after the MLK Assassination and more recently.
Liner Notes: Words Behind the Music
A collection of interviews being collected in collaboration with the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, that document the important role of music in the history of Memphis.