Civil Wrongs: How a grisly lynching still haunts Memphis a century later

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: October 21, 2022 8:34 AM CT | Published: October 13, 2022 4:00 AM CT
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The lynching of Ell Persons on May 22, 1917, shaped Memphis history. Now, 105 years later, the site has remained nearly unscathed, but what has changed?

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Ell Persons Lynching Sites Project of Memphis
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

The Institute for Public Service Reporting is based at the University of Memphis and supported financially by U of M, private grants and donations made through the University Foundation. Its work is published by The Daily Memphian through a paid-use agreement. 

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Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith


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