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Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, Memphis

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  • Happened upon this place while walking on Beale. Had no idea it was there. It is definitely hidden along Beale and needs to have more advertisement regarding it's location. Withers collection of photo...  more »
  • The Withers Collection is a historic jewel on Beale street. Mr. Ernest Withers took over a million important photos of the civil right movement, Negro Leagues, and Memphis entertainment scene. He was ...  more »
  • Withers was there for all of it, from WWII through 2000ish. This is an astounding collection of mostly B&Ws from Memphis and beyond taken by a professional who saw and heard a whole lot of history get...  more »
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  • It'd be cool for them to integrate an online portion in the museum that lets you interact with all the photos online. It'd be an easy way to collect folks information for special events or even making sales of photos. The collection is quite impressive and the museum allows a glimpse.
  • Great little museum on Beale Street. It is surrounded by bars and I have walked past it half a dozen times not realizing it was there. I would recommend checking it out if you are into history (especially civil rights history). When I walked in I was greeted by Withers grandson Ernest who was a very nice young man (and well dressed!). I will not ruin the trip for you but just know Withers was in the right places at the right time and he had his camera. If you go you will see some very iconic photo's taken during the civil rights movement a long with photos from a lot of the big name celebrates of the era. Cost is what you are willing to pay.
  • Is very educational and it's the start of certain musicians musical history is something you really need to go see the history of black people is very educational I will go back and see it again!!!!!🖒🖒🖒📚🌏
  • Absolutely loved this museum. We went on New Year's Eve 2016, we took our time and saw souch history. After our tour we got to visit with his grandson Ernest he was very knowledgeable and we had a very good conversation with him. The whole experience was great from start to finish and the staff were so nice.
  • AWESOME great customer service wonderful store so Happy we stopped in

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