Faculty Expertise: Prof. Bremer Makes Case for Mason Temple Becoming a National Monument

Prof. Thomas Bremer teaches courses on American religious history including Religious Diversity in America, American Sacred Space, Religion and Tourism. There have been recent talks by church and city officials about whether or not Mason Temple, central headquarters of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination and where Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous “Mountaintop” speech, should become a national monument. In a commentary published in The Commercial Appeal, Bremer says making Mason Temple a national monument would benefit Memphis and the nation as well as highlight cultural history. Read it here