Facing History

Memphis Mural

Upstanders Mural

Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. In 2016 through a community engagement process, we commissioned The Upstanders in Memphis History Mural to share stories of extraordinary Memphians who embraced the challenge to speak out, stand up for others, and make decisions that have helped to create a more inclusive, just, and compassionate Memphis.

Mural by Nelson Guitierrez and Cedar Nordbye

Jose Guerrero

Jose Guerrero

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Yellow Fever Upstanders

Yellow Fever Upstanders

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Nina Katz

Nina Katz

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Reverend Frank McRae

Reverend Frank McRae

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Maxine + Vasco Smith

Maxine + Vasco Smith

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Reverend Samuel 'Billy' Kyles

Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles

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Lucy Tibbs

Lucy Tibbs

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John T. Fisher II

John T. Fisher II

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Charl Ormond Williams

Charl Ormond Williams

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Dr. Sheldon Korones

Dr. Sheldon Korones

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Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

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T.O. Jones

T.O. Jones

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Rabbi James A. Wax

Rabbi James A. Wax

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