Fred Davis, charter city council member and black business advocate, dies at 86

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 12, 2020 7:30 PM CT | Published: May 12, 2020 6:45 PM CT

Fred Davis was an early advocate of black-owned business growth even before the city had a majority African American population. He was also on the city council during the 1968 sanitation workers strike.

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