Grigg’s Business College building and the Ell Persons Lynching site move to final step toward historic National Register listings

With Wednesday’s approval by Tennessee State Review Board, the applications now move on to the National Park Service for final review and listing on the…

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Early holiday celebration for two historic sites endorsed by Memphis Landmarks: 492 Vance Ave & Persons’ 1917 lynching site

Two Landmarks endorsements put stamps of approval on the first steps toward honoring and restoring local African American histories For last Thursday’s Memphis Landmarks Commission…

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“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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