The Street Politics of Jackie Smith

John Paul Jones

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New Blackwell Companion to the City
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405189811
StatePublished - May 15 2012


  • Historical marker - significance of the Lorraine Motel
  • Jackie's Protest, at several levels - those who cross the street to talk to her, a court injunction not to disrupt museum's operations
  • Jackie's legacy, not transformation of the Lorraine - critical reflection on politics
  • Jackie, asking Memphis residents and visitors - to boycott the museum
  • King's assassination at the Lorraine, shrine to the fallen civil rights leader - nation's first civil rights museum
  • Street Politics, Jackie's protest - relevant to nature of politics, space and memory
  • The National Civil Rights Museum - Jacqueline "Jackie" Smith, protesting against Lorraine's transformation into a museum
  • The street politics of Jackie Smith - Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy in Memphis, staying at Black Lorraine Motel
  • Transformation of Lorraine, following King's death - operating as a motel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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