Mom taught me to hope, and to ask ‘why not us?’

By , Guest Columnist Updated: May 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Marvin Stockwell

Marvin Stockwell hosts the Champions of the Lost Causes podcast on the OAM Network and blogs at Follow the cause he champions at

The Stockwell and Abbott families started a Downtown lunch spot 40 years ago that inspired a son’s lifelong belief in city-building: ‘Nine-year-old me didn’t doubt Downtown could rally, because I had seen my own family do it.’


Downtown Memphis Commission Mother's Day


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