Saturday, July 2, 2022

Black History Facts

It only took about 60-70 people to pack out the tiny Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar on Wednesday for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Orange Mound ‘s official annexation into the City of Memphis. The event was...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An outspoken civil rights activist who was born to sharecroppers in the segregated American South and rose to become the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in...
Almost 94 years after saving 32 people from drowning in the Mississippi River, Tom Lee’s heroism has been recognized by the Memphis City Council and City of Memphis. Charmeal Neely, Tom Lee’s great-great niece, joined staff and board of Memphis...
What began as a motley few dressed in African garb walking to the beat of an African drum has grown 33 years later to an international, culturally-diverse festival that attracts thousands of revelers each year at Robert Church Park...
Across Major League Baseball, April 15 has been designated as Jackie Robinson Day in honor of the memory and legacy of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier and helped change the United States. But Major League Baseball should also...
New research has revealed the name of a woman who may be the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. —After death of Nipsey Hussle social media sleuths take on Dr. Sebi conspiracy theories— A woman named Redoshi has been...
Some of the magic of an event like the Bill Pickett Rodeo is ultimately how normal it all is, so to speak. Of course, the Bill Pickett Rodeo is the only touring rodeo featuring African American cowboys and cowgirls. That...
The ongoing journey to freedom will serve as an understood theme during “Memphis Cares2” at Crump Stadium on Sunday (April 7), beginning at 3 p.m. The event will be a free re-creation of the original Memphis Cares, April 7, 1968. In...
TSD Editor's Note: As Memphians, it can be easy to take some of our local treasures for granted. Most Memphians certainly appreciate the National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel, but sometimes, it helps to see what's in your own back yard with fresh eyes. Through our content sharing relationship with TheRoot.com, we found this piece by Panama Jackson on her experience at The Lorraine Motel.
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo saddles up at Agricenter International this weekend, showcasing some of America’s top African-American cowboys and cowgirls. And if you thought black folk don’t go to rodeos, let alone ride bulls and rope calves in...