Civil rights cold-case legislation warms Memphis lawmakers

By Updated: September 16, 2018 11:44 PM CT | Published: September 16, 2018 11:31 PM CT
<strong>Tennessee state Rep. Johnnie Turner was key in passing civil rights cold-case legislation that helped reopen the Elbert Williams lynching case. Turner says that the indignity of being forced to ride at the back of a Memphis city bus as a young student was a major force in galvanizing her decision to join the Civil Rights Movement.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Tennessee state Rep. Johnnie Turner was key in passing civil rights cold-case legislation that helped reopen the Elbert Williams lynching case. Turner says that the indignity of being forced to ride at the back of a Memphis city bus as a young student was a major force in galvanizing her decision to join the Civil Rights Movement. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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