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.


By Roadtrip Nation

Beverly Robertson


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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High School
University of Memphis


Executive Director

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People


Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Memphis - Washington, D.C.

Memphis - Washington, D.C.

The Roadtrip Nation team heads to Memphis to speak with Beverly Robertson, the executive director of the national Civil Rights Museum. In St Louis, the team sits down with Marshawn Evans, an attorney and CEO, and former contestant on The Apprentice. Next they interview activist Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, and then stop in Washington DC where they have to opportunity to talk with artist Cheryl Foster.