Social Justice & Sports: A Bridge of Opportunity

The Memphis Grizzlies and the National Civil Rights Museum hosted a conversation on the intersection of social justice and sports on Wed., Sep. 14 at the museum featuring Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale, Grizzlies guard/forward Vince Carter, National Civil Rights Museum President Terri Lee Freeman and Museum Board Member & Grizzlies Partner J.R. 'Pitt' Hyde.

During the event, the Grizzlies also unveiled their 2016-17 MLK50 pride uniform, set to debut on the hardwood at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration game on January 15 vs. Chicago. The MLK50 uniform will tip-off the National Civil Rights Museum’s upcoming recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and will be worn at various games during Black History Month to bring greater awareness to the National Civil Rights Museum at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, and to drive a deeper understanding of the history behind the movement for social justice that defined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in life and in death.