Though Dee was an amazing poet early on, she took her writing very seriously and kept it very close to her heart. She didn’t share it with many people. Even those close to her would have to wait to experience the fullness of her art, including Tim. It
During the interview, Lakethen talks about the process of putting the project together and conducting the interviews, honoring the experiences of our neighbors and finding connections to strengthen our community, important takeaways, and opportunities for the public to join in the effort, including their Book
Join me for an afternoon conversation with Lakethen Mason, the creator of Our Neighbors, Our Stories, a series that chronicles the lived experiences of Memphians throughout the Midsouth and around the world.
Inclusion is Key
Stephanie grew up in South Memphis in the Holiday Heights area, Her mom has lived in the same home for 60 years, which is the house, on Sundays, her family visits. She didn’t have a mom who just occupied a space on the
Living With Grace
Wendy Oliver attended Evans Elementary and for high school, Overton. Of the six children her parents had, she would be the only one to not attend Hamilton.Oliver is a resident of the Alcy Ball community and has been since her family built a home
Cheering to the Finish
Tim Green, Jr. grew up in Valley Forge Apartments. His neighborhood is that unique space that could be considered Whitehaven or Westwood. He calls it Whitehaven, and honestly, either choice is all good.
Growing up, Tim met a lot of different people from all backgrounds. He
By the time she made her arrival into the arms of a mid-wife, Mary Mitchell, the historian of Orange Mound, Tennessee, was surrounded by generations of loving family members welcoming her into a good life. Her parents lived as double tenants alongside several other members
It was Dr. King’s dedication that served as Maurice Blair’s motivation. Everybody wants to master change until it requires a little slaving like rolling up one’s sleeves and actually creating the pavement that others will one day walk down in order to travel. The rose that grew from concrete
Planning for the Future
Michalyn Easter-Thomas currently serves as the Memphis City Councilwoman for District 7, which comprises of historic North Memphis neighborhoods like Douglass, Voluntine-Evergreen, Hyde Park, Klondike, Smokey City, Nutbush and more. These are areas she is very familiar with as she has spent most
Challenge The Status Quo With Love
Michael J. Curtis is a proud South Memphis native, who went back and forth between Alcy Ball snd Castalia. Curtis is a Registered Nurse with a statuesque physique, charismatic cadence and winning smile which made the conversation even more interesting. I