North Memphis

North Memphis is a collection of distinct communities stretching roughly seven miles east from the Mississippi River. While there's debate over exact boundaries, North Memphis sits roughly between the river, North Parkway, James Road, and the northeastern curve of Jackson Avenue. The area includes Bickford, New Chicago, Douglass, Hollywood, Springdale, Hyde Park, and many other small communities within larger North Memphis.

High Ground is embedded in North Memphis from January through July 2020.

Feature Story Archie Willis rides the Madison Avenue trolley bus through Madison Heights. (Ziggy Mack)

In Photos: More Memphis neighborhoods revisited


Feature Story Jolie Shaw, a 2020 Bickford-Bearwater High Ground News Community Correspondent. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story To celebrate Juneteenth 2020, The Time is Now Douglass, the Official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter, and Memphis Artists for Change partnered to supply produce boxes, free lunch from local food trucks, masks, and hand sanitizer. (Forever Ready)

Video: Juneteenth in Douglass Park


Feature Story Teacher Brian Hanson teaching ALLMemphis' custom phonics curriculum to a group of students at Power Center Academy Elementary School - Hickory Hill. (ALLMemphis)

Race, wealth, and literacy in Memphis: Why third grade matters


Feature Story  The Covid-19 crisis has caused Christina Ueal’s dining table to become a classroom. Her five children, ages five to 15, work on packets provided by their schools at their home in Frayser. (Submitted)

Experts fear COVID-19 could widen Memphis' literacy divides


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