We’ve just added our first audio recordings to Dig Memphis!
Judge Robert Lanier donated these five recordings to us, and we are thrilled to share them with you. The first four are interviews with legendary members of the Memphis legal community: Lucius Burch, Jr., Leo Bearman, Sr., A. Longstreet Heiskell, and Albert Riley. These interviews were conducted in 1980 for a Memphis Bar history project, with the interviewees sharing their memories of practicing law in the early part of the 20th century.
If legal history isn’t your thing, you might like the fifth recording. In 1991, NPR’s Weekend Edition dedicated a show to Memphis. Herenton had just been elected, the “pagan” Pyramid was just about to open, and Graceland was… well, Graceland.