Posted: Oct 27, 2008 7:00 pm
also, why preserve the assassin's roost?
I've always thought that was pretty bloodthirsty...or maybe money thirsty from the people who owned that building then. I thought the blue laser showing the projection was just horrible...in awful "taste".
Still, I'm way interested in history, and I guess that's part of it. But not to my taste.
I'll go as far as to say that no-one who goes through the museum (who wasn't a Memphian) knows what it was like to live in Memphis then. I was lucky...my family wasn't OVERTLY racist...though we had maids, yardmen, etc. My grandma (who I lived with) referred to them all as "nigras". Our maid called us that night and told us to leave..."They're burning the town down, Miz Grace".
Hard to reconcile civil rights with that, but I guess that's what it was.
I love Obama because (besides the policy agreements) his nomination is sort of a culmination of the "I have a dream" ideals. I'm sure I'm not the only middle aged white woman who feels like this. I totally believe in the politics of MLK, and am overtly frightened that he will be gunned down too because of my first hand experience.
I'm overly sensitive here, but Christ, I've lived through JFK, MLK and RFK and they were all horrible events I'll never forget...but if anything happens to Obama, I'm afraid I'll just give up on humanity all together.