Protesters Sue Elvis Presley’s Graceland Over Discrimination
Five protesters sued Elvis Presley‘s estate Graceland and the city of Memphis for discrimination after claiming they were prohibited from entering a Presley vigil.
In the federal civil rights lawsuit, members of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, an offshoot of the Black Lives Movement according to the Associated Press, attempted to stage a protest at Graceland last August 16th during an annual candlelight vigil marking Presley’s date of death.
Shortly before the protest, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens revealed plans to stage a protest, called “Operation Blue Suede Shoes,” at the vigil because “Graceland represents the tremendous disparity of what works for a few what doesn’t work for the many,” the group said at the time, the Commercial Appeal reports.
The protests were…