Neshoba http://wknofm.org en The Great War And Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/great-war-and-memphis <p>The onset of World War I came as a surprise to many Mid-Southerners, yet, like much of the rest of the nation, Memphians joined the war effort with unprecedented determination. When the armed forces set up recruiting stations at the Tri-State Fair, able-bodied men lined up to enlist.</p><p>Citizens organized preparedness parades, and Memphis homemakers rallied to raise awareness about wartime rationing. Local mothers attended demonstrations on how to plan a menu for “Meatless Mondays” and “Wheat-Less Wednesdays.”</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:05:00 +0000 Steve Pike 34803 at http://wknofm.org The Great War And Memphis Frances Wright http://wknofm.org/post/frances-wright <p>Scottish by birth, Frances Wright earned her reputation as a reformer in the United States. &nbsp;She was an early champion of women's rights, democracy, the working class, and abolition. &nbsp;</p><p>Wright believed slaves had to be prepared to live as free people, so, in October of 1825, she purchased a few slaves and some land in the present Germantown area, establishing the Neshoba Plantation.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:45:00 +0000 Justin Willingham 3235 at http://wknofm.org Frances Wright