Southern Fiction

Mud Island Monorail

May 16, 2018 Niles Reddick 0

Editor’s Note: StoryBoard Memphis is proud to introduce to our readers the Southern writer Niles Reddick. Niles, while not new to Southern readers, may be new to many Memphis readers. We are honored to have […]

Neighborhood Corner

East Memphis Subdivisions – The Village

May 6, 2018 Josh Whitehead 0

Like most other cities around the country, the 1920s were boom years for Memphis. Not only were major structures being erected vertically downtown, such as the new Peabody Hotel, Sterick Building and Columbia Mutual Building (later known as the […]

Wayne Dowdy's This Month In Memphis History

Dateline, Memphis. May 1897. More May-hem

May 4, 2018 Wayne Dowdy 0

Your correspondent takes you to points across the city including Beale Street, the Criminal Courts, Odd Fellows Hall, the Lyceum Theater, and Virginia Avenue, where he will explain the significant events of this month in […]

Featured Story

Murder and May-hem in Memphis

May 3, 2018 Devin Greaney 1

Across the nation, Memphis is getting a reputation as a dangerous place. Take it from Frank Gurnsey. Gurnsey came from the small town of Weyauwega, Wisconsin for a temporary assignment when he was sent to […]

Wayne Dowdy's This Month In Memphis History

Memphis, April 1968

April 1, 2018 Wayne Dowdy 0

April 1968 was the most important month of the 20th Century for the city of Memphis. The Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the direction of Memphis history just […]

Madison Avenue Then and Now

Evolution Of Madison At McLean

March 23, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

This week, the week of March 19, 2018, the Midtown Nursery and the old Idlewild Theater were razed to pave way for a proposed mid-city-type 5-story apartment building. This southwest corner of Madison and McLean […]

Witnesses To History

“CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS STRIKE”

March 16, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

March to Mace: The Sanitation Strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s invitation to Memphis, and a look at Memphis newspaper coverage of the first few weeks of the historic 1968 sanitation workers strike. “CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS […]

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