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Mural dedicated to Civil Rights Movement on display

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Images from the movement are seared in our hearts and minds. Images from the movement are seared in our hearts and minds.
A mural dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement is on display in Memphis, and it is unlike any mural the city has ever seen. A mural dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement is on display in Memphis, and it is unlike any mural the city has ever seen.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A mural dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement is on display in Memphis, and it is unlike any mural the city has ever seen.

Images from the movement are seared in our hearts and minds. Now, many of those images are on display for all generations to see at the Wells Fargo on Claybrook Avenue.

"I cannot imagine having lived through any other period than the Civil Rights period during the 60s here in Memphis," said Dwania Kyles, daughter of Memphis Pastor Billy Kyles, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

That march is represented on the mural.

Dwania Kyles was one of the first children to integrate Memphis City Schools. The group was known as the Memphis 13. The mural has showcases that image, too.

"When people look at this, I can only hope that they are instilled with some of the power and are empowered like we were, because it was such a young movement," said Kyles.

Several more images show Stax, the sanitation strike, Ida B. Wells, and W.C. Handy.

"We honor these folks and think about what happened in the past, but also what's going to happen in the future looking forward as well," said Leigh Collier, Wells Fargo.

The National Civil Rights Museum received a $7,500 check from Wells Fargo, supporting the history of the Civil Rights Movement both financially and with the pictures displayed in its mural... pictures representing the fight for justice for all.

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