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.
Memphis native and author Arthur Flowers.
To see the complete gallery, please click here.