Fayette County civil rights leader John McFerren dies at age 95

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2020 11:02 AM CT | Published: April 05, 2020 5:23 PM CT

John McFerren died Saturday of natural causes. He was instrumental in registering African American voters and integrating Fayette County, Tennessee, schools. 

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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