Attended University of Memphis. Awarded National Community Service Award, National Council of LaRaza Capital Awards, African Diaspora Award, and Briggs Foundation Award. Member of International Coalition of Historic Sites, American Association of Museums, and African American Association of Museums. Affiliated with Rise Foundation, United Way, Links Incorporated, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The museum is located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.