Welcome To Voices For Justice in the Mid-South
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Sunday April 7, 2019 * 3:00 p.m.
At Voices For Justice in the Mid-South, we aspire to be more than simply a collection of unique objects. We are devoted to creating a living, interactive learning experience through events and exhibitions. Our carefully curated private collection attempts to impart our knowledge and ideas, and instills excitement and imagination in our visitors. We offer discounts for our members, as well as for children and senior citizens. We hope you’ll come visit us soon — we promise you’ll learn something new.
Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson
"I Am A Man"
Rev. Dr. Lawson's quote
What We’re Known For
To respond to the cries for justice of all people victimized by social and economic injustice in the Memphis, Tennessee area.
Picture: Rev. Dr. Lawson at Centenary UMC
Widow of John T. Fisher
Getting to Know Us
Who We Are
ORIGIN: at the Lorraine Motel / Civil Rights Museum on April 4th, 2017, Mark Stansbury and Mark Matheny asked one another, "How is it that we can effectively share this legacy with new generations?"
DEVELOPMENT: a diverse 12 person VFJM was formed and began research, prayer and communication in pursuit of our mission. Contact was made with Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson, Jr., who came to Memphis and consulted with the "Mark duo" during the Autumn of 2017. Out of those deliberations came our...
FIRST MAJOR PROJECT: on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, in a collaborative effort with community leaders, VFJM presented "From Cathedral to City Hall" at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis. VFJM re-created the April 5, 1968 witness of 300 clergy in the aftermath of MLK's murder. At the reenactment, Dr. Lawson spoke along with representatives of seven denominations and three different faiths with over 500 persons in attendance and nearly 300 re-enacted the march to City Hall. Upon the arrival at City Hall, the Memphis City Mayor, Jim Strickland, welcomed the marchers and listened to the concerned of six different justice groups.
For More Information
P.O. Box 111348
We are non-profit, affiliated with United Methodist Neighborhood Centers - Memphis, Inc.
Mark Matheny, memtheny @gmail.com