Soulsville

Soulsville is one piece of the greater South Memphis area and is arguably one of greatest neighborhoods for fostering music talent. Aretha Franklin, Maurice White, David Porter, Memphis Slim, and Memphis Minnie called Soulsville home while dozens of others made their mark on music history at the Stax and Royal recording studios. While the original Stax studio was demolished, its legacy lives on in the Stax Museum of American Soul and Stax Music Academy. Soulsville is also home to LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis’ only historically Black college.

Development NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development NewsHeights Line enhancement project
Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature StoryRachel Sikes plans her next move up one of the walls at Memphis Rox. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Innovation & Job NewsChoose901 hired Joi Taylor, bottom row, third from left, as their new Alumni coordinator.

Making Memphis a first choice for new graduates


Development NewsBusiness as usual at Kemet Nu bookstore in 1995. (Submitted)

Kemet Nu, Soulsville's bookstore, to re-open as internet cafe


Feature StoryDryers and washing machines can be used at a reduced rate at the South Memphis Alliance laundromat. (Tamara Williamson)

Combination laundromat and community center keeps South Memphis fresh


Feature StoryMarc Gasol chooses a plant at the Chandler Park rehab. (Rebecca Hutchinson)
Feature StoryRoshun Austin, president and CEO of The Works, Inc., a South Memphis nonprofit.

Urban forest II: Growing a green giant in South Memphis


Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Feature StorySaveFirst aims to reduce the amount of people that fall prey to predatory tax services, which often overcharge low-income families upwards of $400 for simple returns.

SaveFirst aims to reduce predatory tax preparation in Memphis


Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Development NewsHanan Hishe Soulsville Market
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