Friday, August 24, 2007

The Battle Over the National Civil Rights Museum's Future

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Not all the politics going on just now is electoral. Some of it has to do with fundamental realignments in the body politic itself. A case in point: the escalating furor in Memphis' African-American community over the future of the National Civil Rights Museum.

At issue is whether the museum continues to be a publicly funded institution or a private one supported by corporate donations, fund-raising drives, and special programs.

Read Jackson Baker's take on this week's pitched battle over the future of the Civil Rights Museum.

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