As an academic and now President of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Russell Wigginton has dedicated his life to preserving the African American experience and advocating for economic justice. What began as a passion to explore Memphis' culture and history has now become a powerful mission to ensure the legacy of civil rights leaders lives on in unexpected ways.
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Grasp the vital role of the National Civil Rights Museum in safeguarding history.
- Delve into how education, arts, and culture empower community growth.
- Discern the impact of employing primary sources to challenge revisionist narratives.
- Appreciate Memphis's prominent influence on American music and culture.
- Uncover the potential of the Economic Empowerment Summit and the Build Black Wealth discussion.
04/19/23 • 29 min
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