Beverly Robertson

Beverly Robertson

Executive Director


National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, TN USA


Don't feel that because you're still seeking, or because you're not really sure, that you've got to know right now. It's a quest, and for some of us, it's a lifelong quest.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Neither of her parents graduated high school but always pushed their kids to get a good education.
Always worked hard in school to dispel stereotypes about her
Went to college and graduate school; started working in "corporate America."
Worked for Holiday Inn for 19 years in all different fields, from reservations to national advertising.
Decided to start her own business, says her mother was so worried about the outcome, she had to go lay down on the couch.
When she was approached to run a museum, knew nothing about the business but said, "Well, I've been to a few…" and went for it.
Says once we find our own happiness, we have a responsibility to empower others.
"Just DO something, then decide if it's something you want to keep doing."
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Education

High School
Bachelor
University of Memphis

Career

Executive Director

My mission is to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement at our historic museum.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Politics
Helping People

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student