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.

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

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