Join us for St. Jude Spirit of the Dream in honor of Black History Month. This event, held in partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic Council Memphis Metropolitan Area, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This event will feature cocktails, art, a live performance from African-American artists, dancing and hors d’oeuvres.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Purchase tickets here:

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Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend


By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015


Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.


About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.


To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:


Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244














CALL 901-416-7240!



Black Power Film Series Presents, King: A Filmed Record, Friday, Feb. 21, 6:00pm

University of Memphis, University Center

Presented by Subliminal Thought and the Memphis Progressive Student Alliance. In memory of Dr. King, join us for the special screening of a rare documentary which covers King’s life from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Join us for MIFA’s annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 20
10 a.m.
MIFA, 910 Vance Avenue

Join us as we honor the legacy of service set forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this annual celebration of his birthday.

The free event will feature guest speaker Bruce Efird, president and CEO of Fred’s Inc., and will include the announcement of the finalists in MIFA’s ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teen Oratorical Contest.

Following the program, birthday cake will be served and volunteers will deliver MIFA Meals on Wheels to over 600 homebound seniors.

Learn. Lead. Serve.  It’s a party for positive change!

The BRIDGES birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held this Friday, January 17 at the BRIDGES Center from 3:30-8 p.m.

Students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to learn about Dr. King’s life and leadership as well as participate in interactive activities that will teach, inspire and encourage them to discover their own path to leadership.

Representatives from community service organizations will be present to inform students about service projects that need volunteers, and local food trucks will be onsite to provide refreshments.  Admission is $10 and registration is required. For more information and to register please click here or call 901-452-5600.

MIFA Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Free Public Event Set for January 20

 Memphis, Tennessee (December 16, 2013) – MIFA will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a public birthday celebration on January 20 at 10 a.m. at its headquarters, 910 Vance Ave.


The free event will feature guest speaker Bruce Efird, president and CEO of  Fred’s Inc., and will include the announcement of the finalists in MIFA’s ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teen Oratorical Contest. Also, a special holiday meals delivery to area homebound seniors will take place.


Also during the program, the finalists in MIFA’s annual teen oratorical contest will be announced. Intended to help the high school students in MIFA’s COOL (College Offers Opportunities for Life) program develop oratorical and leadership skills, contest entrants will address bullying in the context of Dr. King’s comment: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


Following the program, birthday cake will be served and volunteers will deliver MIFA Meals on Wheels to over 600 homebound seniors.

MIFA was founded in September of 1968 to address poverty and racial division in Memphis following the sanitation workers’ strike and King’s assassination earlier that year. Today, the nonprofit organization serves nearly 55,000 people annually as it works to unite our through service.  MIFA’s mission is to support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

Kroger “Step Up for Black History” Contest

Kroger invites all Mid-South students in grades 4 – 12 to participate in the Kroger “Step Up for Black History” poetry and essay contest. Students will participate by submitting an essay or poem, answering the question, “How has Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of opportunity for all affected me?” Winners will be chosen based on understanding of theme, originality, adherence to format and guidelines, creativity, and organization and grammatical accuracy. Winners will receive Kroger gift cards.

Deadline for all submissions is midnight on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Contest winners will be notified by mail by Friday, March 23, 2012.

For more information, please review the attached files or contact Shelby Emerson, Communications Manager, Kroger Delta Division at 901-765-4248. School PERMISSION SLIP 2012.doc