Executive director at Clayborn Temple, Anasa Troutman, makes a powerful case for culture as a viable approach for social impact. Through the lens of a painful personal story, she asks us to go beyond the work for justice and dares us to cultivate a culture centered in radical love that creates sustainable joy for all. This talk features a young vocalist, Dnyla, from AngelStreet Memphis. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.Read More
Last week, the Memphis community gathered at historic Clayborn Temple for the second event in the In This Place speaker series to discuss 200 years of race and place, in honor of our city’s bicentennial.Read More
Friday, February 8, marked the first stop on the “Union: The Musical” national tour in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The production team loaded in at the Stevens Center at the North Carolina School of the Arts at 8 a.m. and began building the set. At 1 p.m., the band arrived for their sound check, and by 3:30, the team had started their tech rehearsal. When the doors opened at 7:30, 1,500 people flooded into the auditorium and filled every single seat.Read More
Clayborn Temple, a space for restoration, artistic production, social innovation, economic justice and community transformation, today announced a national tour of its production, “Union: The Musical,” with the first show kicking off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the North Carolina School of the Arts Friday, February 8.Read More
No place in Memphis is more emblematic of the city's 50-year struggle to overcome the trauma of 1968 than Clayborn Temple, a block south of Beale Street.
Clayborn Temple is one of 20 diverse and historic Main Street districts across the country participating in the Partners in Preservation: Main StreetsOpen House Weekend. The local event will take place Sunday, October 21, to highlight the importance of preservation efforts in Memphis.Read More
Clayborn Temple can win preservation funding with support from the local community.Read More