100 Years of Orange Mound, Memphis: America’s 1st Black Mecca

Angela Dennis
6 min readJun 7, 2019

As Memphis, Tennessee recently celebrated it’s 200th birthday in May, the country’s oldest African-American neighborhood is also marking 100 years as an official part of the city of Memphis since 1919.

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Angela Dennis

Angela Dennis is a Journalist for the USA Today Network/Knoxville News Sentinel, Editor for Black With No Chaser and Co-Host of the Black in Appalachia Podcast.