Friends, admirers mourn Stoy Bailey, ‘the original community organizer’

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 28, 2020 6:38 PM CT | Published: August 28, 2020 2:50 PM CT
<strong>Stoy Bailey stands in front of a Victorian cottage, one of the first houses built in the first black subdivision in the city of Memphis. The house was built around 1900, and while Orange Mound was an older area, it was classified as part of the county when the North Annesdale subdivision was built. Bailey died July 4 at age 86.</strong> (Lance Murphey/Daily Memphian file)

Stoy Bailey stands in front of a Victorian cottage, one of the first houses built in the first black subdivision in the city of Memphis. The house was built around 1900, and while Orange Mound was an older area, it was classified as part of the county when the North Annesdale subdivision was built. Bailey died July 4 at age 86. (Lance Murphey/Daily Memphian file)

David Waters
Special to the Daily Memphian

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

The lifelong Memphian and tireless advocate for Rozelle-Annesdale neighborhood avoided the spotlight.

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Rozelle-Annesdale Annesdale-Snowden Cooper Young Frayser Community Development Corp. Neighborhoods Neighborhood Preservation

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