Steve Pike

Memphis Moments
6:45 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Frances Wright

Frances Wright c. 1835

Scottish by birth, Frances Wright earned her reputation as a reformer in the United States.  She was an early champion of women's rights, democracy, the working class, and abolition.  

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.

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Memphis Moments
6:30 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Bill Terry and the Lichterman Nature Center

Lichterman Nature Center
Pink Palace Family of Museums

On May 3, 1938, Bill Terry, former manager of the New York Giants baseball team, bought an estate from Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly.

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Memphis Moments
6:09 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Vietnam Memorial Wall Architect's Sample

The Vietnam War Memorial
Vacclav fotolia.com

The Vietnam War was one of the signal events of the last half of the 20th century.  It was controversial, and the controversy continued long after the war ended.  

The Vietnam Memorial Wall itself was the subject of much debate.  When the design was unveiled, many felt it was not "monumental" enough, but, since its unveiling, it has become an icon, a fitting and moving memorial to the more than 58,000 American military personnel who died during the war.

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