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Memphis Moments
1:42 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is best known for his role as a brilliant military strategist for the Confederacy during the Civil War and as one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. But there's more to Forrest's story than that.

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Memphis Moments
10:42 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Frances Dancy Hooks

Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Frances Hooks

February 23rd is the birthday of a remarkable woman, Frances Dancy Hooks. In 1949, Mrs. Hooks, wife and steadfast partner of the late Benjamin Hooks, began a career in education that would span 24 years.

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Memphis Moments
9:54 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Miriam DeCosta-Willis

Miriam DeCosta-Willis
http://www.memphismuseums.org/exhibit-14785/ The Pink Palace Family of Museums

Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis is a writer, scholar, and university professor. She has defined her life by her passion for learning and her commitment to equality.

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Memphis Moments
9:05 am
Sun February 5, 2012

Maxine Atkins Smith

Maxine Atkins Smith

Maxine Smith has spent her life working for racial equality and excellence in education. 

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Memphis Moments
9:00 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Sebastian S. Kresge

An early S.S. Kresge Five and Dime Store

K-Mart is a name and a store most Americans are familiar with. But most people do not know that the man behind the store had a Memphis connection.

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