Church’s striking and obscure story marked on Beale Street

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 26, 2019 9:46 PM CT

The South's first black millionaire was remembered Tuesday, on what would have been his 180th birthday, with a Beale Street parade where the heart of his business empire once stood.

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Beale Street Jim Strickland LaSimba Gray Robert Church Sr.
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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