Black Memphians

In honor of Black History Month, we have created a display of some of the great leaders, thinkers and doers from our fair city.  A few of the people included in the display:

Ethyl Venson founded the Cotton Makers’ Jubilee in 1935, along with her husband Ransom Q. Venson.   She was also the first woman and African-American to be appointed to the board of the Memphis Housing Authority.

A great portrait of Bob Church, Jr., W.C. Handy and Lt. George Lee.

Memphis native and author Arthur Flowers.

To see the complete gallery, please click here.

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