VOL. 133 | NO. 66 | Monday, April 2, 2018
By Bill Dries Updated 10:10PM
This will be a big week in the national spotlight for the city. But whenever someone with a megaphone like a newspaper or a television station says that in Memphis there is something that happens that gives me pause and I think gives a lot of other Memphians pause. Some of us start to open the floodgates of our long-held need to please at all costs.
The wall in “I Am A Man” Plaza contains the names of the 1,3000 city sanitation workers who went on strike for just over two months in 1968 and changed the city.
Some of us see the networks coming to town and stories about Memphis in national papers and magazines. And the urge is that even if it is a minute or two of national air time, if we can just be perfect for that amount of time or the reporter here is only allowed to see good