Conaway: Facing Shelby County’s infamous history of lynching

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 20, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Dan Conaway
Daily Memphian

Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway is a lifelong Memphian, fascinated and frustrated with his city, but still in love. A columnist since 2010, his distinguished advertising career has branded ribs in the Rendezvous and ducks in The Peabody, pandas in the zoo and Grizzlies in the NBA. Stories in Memphis tend to write themselves. He’s helped a few along. Two book collections of his columns have been published.

As people are being shot while shopping and praying and driving because of what they might or might not believe, or just because of what they look like, it serves us well to remember that we have plenty of homegrown terrorism in our history.

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Equal Justice Initiative Lynching Sites Project

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