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  and , Daily Memphian Updated: July 15, 2019 8:56 PM CT | Published: July 15, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Race is a complicated, foreboding and necessary theme to consider in Memphis's 200-year history. It's also more than the city's past. Race is part of the city's eternal present.


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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 an arts and culture columnist at The Daily Memphian and program manager for WYXR 91.7 FM. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.

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