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Day 5 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 2, 2021

By Matan Berg Our trip’s first Thursday began in downtown Memphis, after a stay in the Hilton Inn (which was far and away our best hotel yet!). We got a riveting tour of the legendary Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock and Roll. Our tour guide, Zack, showed us the incredible history firsthand, in the Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Montgomery and Memphis

Posted on July 1, 2021

By Amira Faden After a brief breakfast at the hotel, we started our day at the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery. This museum explores the continuation of slavery through mass incarceration, and is located in a building that was previously a slave holding pen. Towards the beginning of the museum, we had the Continue Reading »

Day 5 – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on July 5, 2019

By Stephanie Glaser Happy 243rd birthday America! We started off the day by traveling to a very patriotic man’s mansion- Mr. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. When we rolled into Graceland, we saw some amazing sights. The first thing I noticed Elvis’s many planes he owned, that even had his brand on Continue Reading »

Day 4 – Memphis

Posted on July 4, 2019

By Matthew Levine   Our day started off with a four hour ride to Memphis. To break up the long ride, we stopped off at Elvis Presley’s birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi for lunch. After many of us purchased stuff at the gift shop, we ate Subway outside enjoying the wonderful humidity of the South!  Continue Reading »

Day Five – Memphis and Little Rock

Posted on June 29, 2018

by Isabela Weiss: We began today in Graceland (Elvis’s mansion) which was more extravagant than any home you have seen. The rooms were lined in chandeliers and other embroideries, including a living room designed to look like a jungle. Next, we traveled to Beale Street for lunch where myself and a few others went to Continue Reading »

Day Four – Memphis

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Nolan Goldklang: We started our day off on a sweltering summer morning. From there we drove all the way from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, with a little stop at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo along the way. Once we arrived in Memphis, we met with Scott Shepard, a former KKK leader, and heard Continue Reading »

Day 5: Memphis & Little Rock

Posted on July 1, 2016

By Ben Libov:   We kicked off today by visiting Graceland, Elvis’ home that he bought once he became famous. We took a tour of the mansion that took us through many rooms, including the famous jungle room and pool room, before taking us outside to see Elvis’ backyard, stable, and, eventually, where he lies today. Continue Reading »

Day 4: Tupelo & Memphis

Posted on June 30, 2016

By Aaron Mantell: The first section of today was composed of the bus ride from Birmingham to Memphis, which was a good chance to grow closer to the rest of the members of Etgar. It was nowhere near as bad as I expected.     We stopped at Elvis’ birth home in Tupelo to see the house Continue Reading »

Day 5- Memphis, Little Rock

Posted on July 3, 2015

-Emily Adelman  Starting off in Memphis, Tennessee, we began the day with a trip to the always entertaining & timeless Graceland, Elvis’s home in which he lived for 20 years until his untimely death in 1977. We learned how Elvis lived, both materially and spiritually. He not only had a huge house (Jungle Room, anyone?), Continue Reading »

Day 4- Birmingham, Memphis

Posted on July 2, 2015

-Rem Hellmann Today was the fourth day of traveling. It also happened to be my favorite day of Etgar so far. We started the day off at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama and drove four hours making our way towards Memphis, Tennessee. Billy and Eli decided that we would stop after two hours of driving Continue Reading »