MISSISSIPPI 1966 | June 5, 1966, equipped with a sun helmet, walking stick, and Bible, James Meredith, began a 220-mile March Against Fear from Memphis, TN, to Jackson, Miss., to encourage African Americans in Miss. to register to vote and prove an African American man could walk free in the South. On the second day of the March outside Hernando, Miss. he was shot, but completed the march after recoveri from his wounds. 4,000 Black Mississippians registered to Vote as a result.
THE MEMPHIS MAFIA: Elvis and Vernon Presley, Charlie Hodge, Red and Sonny West, Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike, George Klein, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Sam Thompson, Dick Grob and Georges Nichopolous (Dr. Nick).
From pizza to nachos to spaghetti, in Memphis we'll add barbecue to anything. As someone who's devoted to sampling every barbecue restaurant there is in Memphis, and still eats barbecue on a near-daily basis, I'm asked regularly (not just by tourists), "Where is the best place here to eat barbecue?" While that question's almost impossible to answer with so many varied options in town, I can provide a list of places you should visit for a better understanding of what makes Memphis 'que…
ELVIS' TEENAGE HOME From September 1949 to January 1953 Elvis Presley and his parents lived in 185 Winchester, #328 at Lauderdale Courts. The Courts proved to be a pivotal place for Elvis. For it was from here that a shy Elvis would practice his guitar in the basement laundry room and would also meet and play with other musicians who lived in The Courts. Elvis would walk to nearby Beale Street and gain inspiration from blues artists.