Civil War http://wknofm.org en General Grant in Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/general-grant-memphis <p>General Ulysses S. Grant nearly met his end, or, at least, certain capture by Confederate General William Hicks Jackson, on a visit through Memphis.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:13:18 +0000 Steve Pike 49116 at http://wknofm.org General Grant in Memphis Allen James Walker http://wknofm.org/post/allen-james-walker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s a soldier in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;US Colored Heavy Artillery, Allen James Walker was stationed at Corinth, Mississippi and Ft. Pickering, here in Memphis.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Steve Pike 29353 at http://wknofm.org Allen James Walker Ta-Nehisi Coates on A Deeper Black: Race in America http://wknofm.org/post/ta-nehisi-coates-deeper-black-race-america <p>Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent at The Atlantic, joins host Jonathan Judaken for a discussion on his upbringing, his influences, politics, and race in America.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Judaken & Justin Willingham 43695 at http://wknofm.org Ta-Nehisi Coates on A Deeper Black: Race in America Forrest's Raid On Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/forrests-raid-memphis <p>Ever since the Battle of Memphis in June of 1862, the town had been in Union hands. This was especially galling to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, since Memphis was his home town.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:13:29 +0000 Steve Pike 36604 at http://wknofm.org Forrest's Raid On Memphis General Washburn's Escape Alley http://wknofm.org/post/general-washburns-escape-alley <p>Hidden beneath the tall buildings and major venues of Downtown Memphis lies General Washburn’s Escape Alley, which is home to a significant piece of Memphis history.</p><p>Union Major General C.C. Washburn was in Memphis during the Union army’s occupation of the city during the Civil War. The alley, which runs from Front Street to Autozone Park, backed-up to the General’s home.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:49:25 +0000 Steve Pike 36096 at http://wknofm.org General Washburn's Escape Alley