The Day Trippin' Blog
February 27, 2015
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Are you getting anxious? Depressed from this blistering weather? Can’t find anything new on Facebook? My guess, is that you have a case of Cabin Fever! This weather, though beautiful at times, confines you to your house.  You don’t want to get out and risk driving on these treacherous roads, unless you absolutely NEED to (aka: food, redbox, wine). After a week of confinement, you’re having the itch to get out and explore and enjoy the outdoors…however, it’s 20 degrees outside.  Stuck…

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February 6, 2015
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February.   It’s a whole lot more than Valentine’s Day. Forget the flowers, chocolates, and cards for one day, but take a step back and realize that February is National Black History Month. Black History month was recognized as a national monthly celebration in 1976 under President Gerald R. Ford.  The story of this celebration, however begins 61 years earlier with historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland, who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and…

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January 30, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT:      Maggie Johnson January 30, 2015                                                    901.729.2871 mjohnson@maagov.org West Tennessee Day Trippin’ Bus Tour celebrates African American heritage and boosts the regional economy Highlighting the region’s rich historical and literary heritage Memphis, TN – Three West Tennessee communities gear up again for an increased number of visitors…

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January 27, 2015
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It’s Happening Again!  West Tennessee Heritage and “Roots” Bus Tour! First 5 Reservation on each tour are FREE! Call and reserve your spot now 901-527-3427 or email heritagetours@bellsouth.net MAAG Black History One Pager – Final

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January 9, 2015
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January was a good month to be born. January 8th January 15th Two people, or Kings significantly changed not only Memphis and West Tennessee’s history, but the world’s. January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  A Baptist minister and civil rights activist, this man became the heart and soul of racial reform during the mid-1950s, by playing a pivotal role to end segregation throughout the US. “I have a dream that my four children will one…

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