In life and art, a happy ending to the park-freeway saga

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 19, 2021 10:18 AM CT | Published: April 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The Citizens to Preserve Overton Park took its fight to stop a highway all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Playwright Virginia Ralph saw an imaginative children’s musical in that real-life story.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.