A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner’s famous line, from his 1951 novel Requiem…View More Union Avenue Anthology. Part I, The Plan of Memphis: 1783-1827
A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street INTRODUCTION Union Avenue. The very name strikes shudders and grumblings among drivers, pedestrians and business owners alike. Today’s…View More Union Avenue Anthology. Introduction: Whatever Happened to Union Avenue?
By G. Wayne Dowdy In another letter to Colonel John McLeod Keating, managing editor of the Memphis Daily Appeal during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic,…View More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: Memphis July 15, 2020
By John Matthews Next month marks the 100th anniversary of universal women’s suffrage in America. The right for all females to vote in all elections was secured…View More Look Ma, I Amended the U.S. Constitution!
By G. Wayne Dowdy On Independence Day your correspondent writes a letter to his seven year old grandniece Mallorie Pierce and grandnephews, six year old…View More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: July 4th, and a Letter to his grand nieces and nephews
A cohesive, book-ended 16-day celebration of unified American Independence starting on June 19th and culminating on July 4th could be something meaningful, for all, to celebrate. …View More An Integrated, United Independence
By G. Wayne Dowdy The loss of life weighs heavily on your correspondent as he writes another letter to Colonel John McLeod Keating, managing editor…View More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: July 1, 2020
By G. Wayne Dowdy Your correspondent reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests are affecting the Bluff City in another…View More Wayne Dowdy’s Dateline: June 25, 2020
The early ice trade in Memphis By John Matthews Summer is officially here. “Remind me, why in the hell do I continue to live in…View More John’s Uncommon Denominators: Cold Comfort in 1860
“Oh, yes. This is everybody’s favorite question. And also my favorite question to ask people as well. . . Mainly it is because the inspiration…View More SB 30 Episode 51: Memphis love, and Secrets, with Holly Whitfield