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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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Sanitation Strike Interviews: Memphis Search for Meaning Committee (1968-1973)
This collection of 247 interviews was created from 1968-1972 by the Memphis Search for Meaning Committee to document the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Digitized in partnership with the University of Memphis.
South Memphis Interviews
Interviews conducted by Summer 2013 History Campers (high school students in the Knowledge Quest program) of residents from their South Memphis community.
Cotton Carnival
A selection of Cotton Carnival programs and photographs from the Memphis Public Library and Information Center A. Arthur Halle Collection.