This website is intended to give an inclusive and realistic history of African Americans in Memphis, Tennessee.

Many times, history classes fail to focus on the parts of history that aren’t so savory when really it’s those mistakes in history that teach us the most. This website is dedicated to teaching Memphis’s whole history: the dirty, ugly, sometimes unbearable truths that affect Memphians and Americans today.

Please use this website as a resource and a place to learn more about this important place in United States history.

This website is formatted as a reverse chronological journey through carefully chosen points of interest in Memphis history. It is incomplete because Memphis continues to make history, and this website will be updated periodically as history is made.