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Withers, Ernest C.

Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 323.1196 WIT

Summary: DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Classics 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HUS

Duncan, Alice Faye

Summary: Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 DUN

Seletzky, Leta McCollough

Summary: In the famous photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of Memphis's Lorraine Motel, one man kneeled down beside King, trying to staunch the blood from his fatal head wound with a borrowed towel. This kneeling man was a member of the Invaders, an activist group that was in talks with King in the days leading up to the murder. He had a second identity: an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCOLLOUGH, MARRELL SEL

Contents: The Beale Street Sheiks (Stokes & Sane). You shall ; It's a good thing ; Sweet to mama ; Half cup of tea ; Beale Town bound ; Last go round ; Jazzin' the blues ; You shall ; It's a good thing ; Mr. Crump don't like it ; Chicken you can roost behind the moon ; Blues in "D" ; Ain't goin' to do like I used to do ; Hunting blues ; Rockin' on the hill blues ; Fillin' in blues (part 1) ; Fillin' in...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: JSP Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES MAS

Withers, Ernest C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2004

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.3576 WIT

Contents: Furry Lewis. Everybody's blues ; Mr. Furry's blues ; Sweet papa moan ; Rock Island blues ; Jelly Roll ; Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee ; Good looking girl blues ; Why don't you come home blues ; Falling down blues ; Big chief blues ; Mean old bedbug blues ; Furry's blues ; I will turn your money green (take 1) ; I will turn your money green (take 2) ; Mistreatin' mama ; Dry land blues ; Cannon...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: JSP Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES MAS

Summary: Documentary celebrating the intergenerational, interracial, and undeniable influence of Memphis, Tennessee on American culture and its music, bringing together award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians for a one-of-a-kind musical project and following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album. Features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC TAK

Contents: 1928-1934. Frank Stokes. Downtown blues (take 1) ; Downtown blues (take 2) ; Bedtime blues ; What's the matter blues ; Mistreatin' blues ; It won't be long (take 1) ; It won't be long (take 2) ; Nehi mamma blues ; I got mine ; Stomp that thing ; 'Tain't nobody's business if I do (part 1) ; 'Tain't nobody's business if I do (part 2, take 1) ; 'Tain't nobody's business if I do (part 2, take 2) ;...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: JSP Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES MAS

Contents: Robert Wilkins. Rolling stone (part 1) ; Rolling stone (part 2) ; Jail house blues ; I do blues ; That's no way to get along ; Alabama blues ; Long train blues ; Falling down blues ; Nashville stonewall blues ; Police sergeant blues ; Get away blues ; I'll go with her blues ; Dirty deal blues ; Black rat blues ; New stock yard blues ; Old Jim Canaan's ; Losin' out blues ; Little Buddy Doyle....

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: JSP Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES MAS

Booker T.

Contents: Jamaica song -- Mama Stewart -- Tennessee Voodoo -- Flamingo -- Song for Casey -- Evergreen -- Country days -- Why me -- Front Street rag -- Lie to me -- Bonus tracks: Evergreen (single version) ; Life is funky ; Take me to the river ; Love is strange (with Priscilla Coolidge) ; Whiter shade of pale ; (Your love has lifted me) Higher and higher.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Wounded Bird Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES BOO

Contents: disc A: God's chariot : pt. 1 ; God's chariot : pt. 2 (Gospel Travelers) -- High cost of living ; Teach me lord (Sons of Jehovah) -- So glad I've got good religion ; The old landmark (Brewster Singers) -- How much more can I bear ; Come on over here (Southern Wonders) -- I never heard of a city/These are they (Queen C. Anderson ; with the Brewster Ensemble) (live) -- I'm so glad today ; I...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: JSP Records 2012

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RELIGIOUS MEM

Lindsay, Daniel

Summary: Follows a high school football team from inner-city Memphis, Tennessee, and the coach who hopes to turn the team around.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UND

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE UND

Summary: Interviews, performances, and footage from church services illustrate the story of soul singer Al Green, who gave up a successful singing career to become a gospel singer and Pentecostal preacher.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GOS

Bradley, Patricia

Summary: In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: MYSTERY BRA

Perrusquia, Marc

Summary: The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light, told by the journalist who broke the story. Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement -- from the rare photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WITHERS, ERNEST C PER

Summary: Rudy Baylor (Damon) is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RAI

Grisham, John.

Summary: A young rising star in the legal world lands the job of a lifetime when he takes a position at a prestigious law firm. Despite a little uneasiness, things seem to be going well. Unfortunately, though, an FBI probe puts this young lawyer in the middle of a dangerous nightmare, which includes some dark and sinister secrets within the firm.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2012

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Summary: Inside Wildsam Memphis you find city stories from prize-winning writers, past and present; illustrated maps to rock and soul, Civil Rights history and barbecue; interviews with musicians, radio station managers and restaurant owners; delightful miscellany from the archives, selective recommendations about authentic Memphis experiences and trusted travel essentials.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wildsam Field Guides 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.681 MEMPHIS WIL

Douglas, Deborah D.

Summary: The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America's fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.5 DOU

West, Catherine Adel

Summary: Sara King has nothing, save for her secrets and the baby in her belly, as she boards the bus to Memphis, hoping to outrun her past in Chicago. She is welcomed with open arms by Mama Sugar, a kindly matriarch and owner of the popular boardinghouse The Scarlet Poplar. Like many cities in early 1960s America, Memphis is still segregated, but change is in the air. News spreads of the Freedom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WES

Lauterbach, Preston

Summary: Documents the rise and fall of the legendary Memphis thoroughfare that indelibly shaped American culture, documenting its story through the life of former slave and first black millionaire Robert Church.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 LAU

Crook, Jeff.

Summary: "Jackie Lyons investigates a father's mysterious death, in the second installment of her ghostly mystery series. When photographer and former Memphis police detective Jackie Lyons finds Sam Loftin's lifeless body in the same location where his daughter died five years earlier, there's no reason to think he didn't kill himself, too. No reason, except Jackie has just seen Sam's ghost act out the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Bradley, Patricia

Summary: "In a steamy small town of secrets, danger, and broken promises, a woman reaches out to a former love to save her brother's life. Can she prevent her own secret from being revealed?" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BRA

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