Before Libertyland: Memories of the Old Fairgrounds Amusement Park

Nothing says ‘Memphis’ like the old Fairgrounds Amusement Park of Memphis memories, beautifully captured here by fan-favorite Charlie Lambert. Originally published June 2019 for both…

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‘Riot’ or ‘Massacre’ – Revisiting the reporting of the Memphis Riot and Massacre of 1866

By Robert A. Lanier Riot: Public violence, tumult, or disorder; a violent public disorder. (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977 edition); A disturbance of the peace…

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‘ANARCHY IN MEMPHIS’ Looking Back At The Infamous 1978 Fire (and Police) Department Strikes

A half-mile away, a two-alarm blaze was consuming the library on Vance. Once known as the “colored branch,” the Vance Library was the prime repository…

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The Basement is Open: the First Set of Items out of the A. Schwab Collection to be Released

A. Schwab, DIG Memphis, and StoryBoard Memphis release the first few thousand digitally scanned items from the A. Schwab Collection with a Digital Scavenger Hunt…

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