Monday, July 20, 2009

Before the Memories Fade: Judge D'Army Bailey

On June 16 I had the pleasure of interviewing Judge D'Army Bailey at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. We discussed why he joined the movement in Memphis and why he traveled throughout the south lending his support.

In the above photo Judge Bailey is holding up a photo of the winning auction ticket allowing him to purchase the Lorraine Motel which is the sight of Dr. King's death and now part of the National Civil Rights Museum. In 1983, Judge Bailey organized the Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation, Inc., in hopes of raising enough money to preserve the Lorraine Motel. The museum was officially dedicated in July 1991. Now that's an accomplishment worth recognizing! The National Civil Rights Museum is a must see while in Memphis. Check it out online at

Judge Bailey is a very talented person who has written several books on the movement, and his latest has just gone to print. You can read more about it here:

There's way more information on the judge than I can include here so be sure to search his name on the web.

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