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Celebrate our Archival Fellows…

… and the opening of the Rowlett Paine Collection, the W.C. Handy Beale Street Collection, and the Memphis Women’s Suffrage Collection.  Help us thank our three wonderful archival fellows from Rhodes College — Chris Hanewald, Mathew Jehl, and Laura Fogarty — for all of their incredible work this summer.

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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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