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Memphis Black History Month

First elected black mayor of Memphis who won by only 142 votes — the closest race in Memphis history
Rev. Al Green’s middle name
Name of motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated
Queen of Beale Street (two words)
Lucie Campbell was considered one of the foremost composers of this style of music
Legendary Tri-State Defender editor (two words)
Former slave who became America’s first black millionaire
W.C. Handy’s middle name
Kind of dance entertainer Rufus Thomas sang about
Only survivor of 1967 plane crash that killed singer Otis Redding and four members of Bar-Kays.
Known as meticulous tailor
Booker T. Washington and LeMoyne (Owen) College graduate who became Mayor of Washington D.C. (two words)
Nickname of Stax legend J. Blackfoot known for his rousing foot-stomping performance
Female lawyer (married to a former Memphis mayor) who won Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Badge. (two words)
Nickname of talented pianist who played with B.B. King and had poplar program on WDIA before dying at age 25 after game of Russian Roulette. (two words)
Pastor of Sunday morning show that ran from 1966 to 1994. (two words)
Robert Richard “Bob” Boyd played for what Memphis baseball team before he was drafted to major leagues (two words)
First black City Councilman in Memphis and longest serving pastor at a single church at Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Actor from Orange Mound who starred in Knots Landing
Author of more than a dozen novels; seven on New York Times bestseller list
Man who was known as the Ambassador of Beale Street.
Former basketball player and first African-American coach for Memphis State/University of Memphis
Carolyn Chism Hardy and a silent partner bought this plant in 2005 and saved 200 jobs
First native Memphian and African-American to edit Memphis magazine
First African-American woman elected as a judge in Tennessee
Profession of B.F. Booth, whose namesake park is in South Memphis
Founder/ director of Park Avenue Clinic in Orange Mound
First appointed black mayor of Memphis
Pioneering jazz artist married to Louis Armstrong
Harold Ford Sr. served for 22 years in this U.S. Congress body
Winner of 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor in “Million Dollar Baby.”
Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artist Gus Cannon's favorite instrument