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Hundreds march Downtown in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Patrons and employees at Bar DKDC celebrate the New Year.

Beacon sculpture in Crosstown

Whitehaven High School band parades with three other schools that secured state football titles.

Twilight at Memphis Skate Park

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Klondike Smokey City’s history drives its future

For the next three months embedded On the Ground writers, photographers and videographers will focus on the North Memphis neighborhoods of Klondike and Smokey City.

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Klondike Smokey City in photos

Churches, barbershops and other community centers are focal points in Klondike Smokey City. 

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Activist Angela Davis speaks on Memphis' civil rights legacy

“The legacy (of nonviolence) is...a collective legacy of vast people who stood together in unity to proclaim that they would never surrender to forces of racism and inequality," said Dr. Angela Davis at her recent address in Memphis. 

Unmarked

Unmarked Memphis I: Mummies, a fatal orphanage and legal prostitution

 A trained eye can show you the weird and wonderful underground history of Memphis.

Notes for Notes

Free recording and production studio trains young Memphis musicians

A national nonprofit has opened a branch in the Berclair neighborhood to workshop the next generation of Memphis musicians and producers.

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Fear of heights and risk did not deter owner of Medford Roofing

Always up for a challenge, Meghan Medford made her foray into a male-dominated field in the wake of the Great Recession. Oh, and she's afraid of heights. 

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High Fences: How industrial facilities evolve in changing neighborhoods

As Memphis modernizes and densifies, leaders are coming up with innovative ways to grow with longstanding industrial tenants or coerce new development. 

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Inside a Memphis mansion's $4 million conversion into an exclusive restaurant

The Nineteenth Century Club, which dates back to 1908, has been revived and converted into Izakaya, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant. 

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Hardware startup amplifies women in tech

Memphian Kelli Meade is designing wearable fashion earphones for women and proving that success in tech entrepreneurship isn’t one-size-fits-all. 
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