“The Spanish are My Whites:” Chickasaw Diplomacy on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff

This article originally appeared in Volume I, Issue III of StoryBoard Memphis Quarterly in July 2022. In late 1796, Chickasaw Chief Ugulayacabé (you-guh-lah yock-uh-bee) appeared at Fort…

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That Memphis Photographer: How Ernest Withers captured THE photo of the Emmett Till murder trial

By David Mason There was just the slightest tik when it happened. No one noticed. On Wednesday, September 21, 1955, the reverend Mose Wright, sixty-four…

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The Story Behind the Picture: A Discovery in Plain Site

photos by Mark Fleischer It came to us with a built-in headline and a dose of skepticism: “Ernest Withers at the Till Trial.” Instantly intriguing.…

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