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Biting Cold Sweeping U.S. Hits the South With an Unfamiliar Freeze

Posted on AllSides January 15th, 2024
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Rory Doyle for The New York Times

Extreme weather gripped large parts of the Southern United States on Monday, with ice and snow hampering plans to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and several governors declaring states of emergency.

Communities generally unaccustomed to major winter storms, from Tennessee to Texas, canceled or postponed events honoring Dr. King.

In Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the site of Dr. King’s slaying in 1968, announced it would close its doors and deliver its special programming virtually. Normally, the museum offers free admission on the...

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