The year 1968 may not hold many great connotations for Memphians who lived through it. The death of Martin Luther King, Jr. would leave an indelible mark on the city and its inhabitants forever. But in the wake of that tragedy, a group of citizens came together to find a solution to poverty and racial division. The Memphis Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) was founded in September of that year.
This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, MIFA President and CEO Sally Jones Heinz and former staff member Jeanne Danziger discuss the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the organization. They are joined by host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.