Memphis@200: Race an intrinsic aspect of Memphis' complex story

For two centuries, threads of black and white have woven a sometimes-ugly tapestry that is the Bluff City's history

By Updated: July 15, 2019 8:56 PM CT | Published: July 15, 2019 4:00 AM CT

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Charles McKinney Deanie Parker Lewis Donelson Memphis@200 Richard Wright Stax Records
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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Jared Boyd is a general assignment reporter with The Daily Memphian who can be found covering just about anything people in the Mid-South might find interesting. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.


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