A little outside view from the Civil Rights Museum…
While in Memphis, we stopped by the Civil Rights museum. We had noticed this motel and didn’t realize it was apart of the museum at first. It turns out it was the motel Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at and afterwards business went down and the motel went out of business. The city bought the motel and now it is literally attached to the museum. There’s so much history to learn there,but also because they still have the motel there it really takes you back to the horrific scene. It’s odd that my photos can look so cheery at a place where a terrible event occurred. I wanted to take a moment to state the history of what’s happened behind these photos. A great link to learn even more about Martin Luther King Jr. history is here. I can certainly say Memphis has a lot of history, both painful and joyful, which is something that made this trip extra special.
On a completely different note, how’s this gingham backpack with gingham sunnies combo? This is a new favorite look of mine (and not shockingly so, since it’s red, white, and blue!). I have a really hard time finding shorts I love but you GUYS I have gotten very lucky lately with so many! These ones are MissGuided and I really dig them. I think they can be worn in a very 50’s way (as I did here) but also Boho and modern. I wore an American Apparel denim shirt underneath with this Kling anchor sweater over it! Good for a 70 degree day.
I recently found these Mink Pink sunnies at Crossroads trading and had to have them! They are just too good and a perfect find! I’ve been wearing them a lot lately.
So sorry for the delay for a few days there with posting! My Aunt and cousin were in town and I was so busy spending time with them and having so much fun I got a little sidetrack! But I have lots of catching up to do!
Photos taken by Rachel Marie of Jag Lever