The Memphis 13 Honored at Bruce Elementary – CA

Quoting Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the crowd at Bruce Elementary Monday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen noted the arc of the moral universe only bends toward justice because of people who take action. People like the Memphis 13. “They helped bend that arc toward justice,” Cohen said in his speech, part of a ceremony at the elementary school that honored…

Footage from “Because of You” Program at Bruce Elementary

On October 3, 2016, Bruce Elementary hosted a “Because of You” tribute to Menelik Fombi, Dwania Kyles, and Harry Williams, the three students who desegregated Bruce 55 years before. A complete video of the program is available here from the Shelby County Schools.