Second Memphis Cares reflects on Memphis of 1968 and change

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 09, 2019 12:25 AM CT
<strong>Reuben Davidson listens with his sister Saniyah Bennett-Rauls to an opening hymn during a multicultural Memphis Cares 2 event at St. John's United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 7. The 9-year-old was one of nearly a dozen speakers at the event. The original Memphis Cares gathering was held at Crump Stadium three days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Reuben Davidson listens with his sister Saniyah Bennett-Rauls to an opening hymn during a multicultural Memphis Cares 2 event at St. John's United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 7. The 9-year-old was one of nearly a dozen speakers at the event. The original Memphis Cares gathering was held at Crump Stadium three days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The interfaith gathering came 51 years to the day of the original gathering. Rev. James Lawson, who spoke at the original Memphis Cares, said Sunday Memphis can be "a different kind of city a generation from now."

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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