Civil Rights Museum honors Martin Luther King's life with photo exhibition

Martin Luther King
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To celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is hosting a series of events including a brand-new photography exhibition and a blood drive – and the museum is also taking food donations for a local food bank. 

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, and in the years since there has been some positive change for black people in America – but there is still a long way to go to reach equality. According to the United States Census Bureau, 21% of black Americans are still living in poverty – compared to 32% in 1968.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.