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50th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration- Memphis

Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

Memphis, TN

50th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration- Memphis

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On April 11, 2013, the Commission will convene in Memphis, TN to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. This reception will not only celebrate our own anniversary but also acknowledge those in the Memphis community that were integral in securing equal rights for citizens of this state and country. Please join us at the Memphis City Hall as we remember our past, reflect on our last fifty years of progress and celebrate our future.

We will be honoring individuals from the Memphis area who have made a significant impact on civil rights history in Tennessee. The honorees are:

  • The Honorable Judge D'Army Bailey
  • Commissioner Walter Bailey
  • Ms. Deborah Cunningham
  • The Honorable Representative Lois DeBerry
  • Mr. Don Donati, Esq.
  • Mrs. Frances Hooks
  • Ms. Dorothy Happy Jones
  • Mr. Bruce Kramer, Esq.
  • Mr. Johnson Saulsberry
  • Ms. Anne Shafer
  • Ms. Maxine Smith
  • The Honorable Judge Russell Sugarmon
  • Ms. Gloria Sweetlove
  • Memphis Area Legal Services
  • Memphis Panel of American Women
  • The Civil Rights Museum 

Please join us to learn more about our history, to honor Memphis community members and share your own stories of civil rights progress in the past fifty years. We will begin at 6:00 pm, Executive Director Beverly Watts will briefly share highlights of our history and invite you to view archived documents and photographs.  After which we hope you will enjoy the reception, view the compelling historical items and connect with community leaders. Please find details of the event below. Please register for this event by using the online registration above, call 615-253-1608 or email 

Please note that space is limited, be sure to register in order to reserve a seat for this special event. Note that ticket sales will close at 5 pm on April 5, 2013.

Have questions about 50th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration- Memphis? Contact Tennessee Human Rights Commission

When & Where

Memphis City Hall
125 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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Tennessee Human Rights Commission

The Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act & the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accomodation on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status (housing only) and age (40 and over in employment only). The Commission also coordinates the state's compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination by state agencies receiving federal financial assistance.

Our mission is to safeguard individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.

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