Cole Bradley

Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and applied anthropologist. Since 2011, Cole has worked as a researcher, strategist, and community engagement specialist across the city's private, public, and non-profit sectors. Passionate about storytelling, they began contributing to High Ground News in 2017.
Feature Story(L to R) Ladarius Shields, Cedric Hicks, and Hayden Williams attend a football game at Treadwell Middle. Treadwell is the area's oldest public school, opened in 1915. (Ziggy Mac)
Feature StoryMemphis' first McDonald's, featured here circa 1963, opened in 1958 and was located at 4287 Summer Avenue. (Memphis Landmarks)
Feature StoryCaritas is located at 2509 Harvard Avenue. The building was originally an masonic lodge. (Shelda Edwards)
Feature StoryExpectant moms received diapers, wipes, baby clothes, a co-sleeper and more. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StorySixteen year-old Lexus Carter, a recent graduate of the Girls Empowerment Program and one of the rally's nine student organizers, poses for a picture outside of Dave Wells Community Center. (Shelda Edwards)
Feature StoryCourtlan Black is all smiles as David Yancey announces him the winner of the boys' aged 13 to 15 division at a skate competition held at the Greenlaw Community Center (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryValerie Peavy her husband Jeff Peavy own The Office @ Uptown. It opened in 2013 and is their first restaurant venture. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature StoryAnnie Jones plays Bingo at the Bickford Community Center in Uptown. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature StoryWomen from a Straight Farm Whitehaven's canning class pose with their finished products. Once the skill of preserving is learned, the women can use it to can and preserve produce at home. (Kimberly Dobbins)
Feature StoryBinghampton Students cross at a crosswalk. Sidewalks and crosswalks are part of the physical infrastructure that can be improved with TIF funding. (Submitted)
Feature StoryNeighbors enjoyed Memphis-based Geist at the first Uptown porch concert series. (Cole Bradley)

Front porch concerts rock the Uptown neighborhood


Feature StoryPeople from all walks of life mingle beneath the "branches" of Treedom Memphis.
Feature StoryYoung men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.