1917 Persons’ lynching site advances toward National Historic Register status

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 23, 2022 7:30 AM CT | Published: December 22, 2022 6:25 PM CT

The lynching site that drew a crowd of 5,000 in 1917 is now an overgrown area by the Wolf River west of Summer Avenue.


Ell Persons Lynching Sites Project of Memphis Memphis Landmarks Commission 492 Vance Ave. historic preservation

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