Memphis Lives: Jimmye Pidgeon

By , Guest Columnist Updated: January 26, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 26, 2019 1:08 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Emily Koelsch

Emily Koelsch is a native Memphian and a freelance writer and blogger. A graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Colorado School of Law, she lives in the East Buntyn neighborhood with her husband and two children.

Jimmye Pidgeon was born in Memphis in 1942 in the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, a child trafficker who used a litany of illegal and jaw-dropping tactics to obtain children. Yet as Pidgeon tells her story today, it is one of resilience, hope, perseverance and optimism.

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