As a soldier in the 7th US Colored Heavy Artillery, Allen James Walker was stationed at Corinth, Mississippi and Ft. Pickering, here in Memphis.
Bison roamed the Mid-South for thousands of years, and their remains can be found in sand and gravel bars throughout our region.
Ethyl Horton Venson, co-founder and first Queen of the Cotton Makers' Jubilee, broke many barriers that helped promote civil rights in Memphis.
On October 2, 1944, several hundred people came to watch eight International Harvester mechanical cotton pickers clear a cotton field.
Lena Angevine Warner is rightfully known as Tennessee’s pioneer nurse, working with Walter Reed to discover that mosquitos were the carriers of Yellow Fever.