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 Ashley Davis is a freelance writer, author, educator, and educational consultant. She's now covering North Memphis as High Ground's lead On the Ground contributor. (Submitted)

Who is High Ground? Meet writer Ashley Davis


Feature Story Neighbors and friends reflect on the life of longtime Vollintine-Evergreen resident and V&E Greenline leader, Jan Kirby. At the March 7 Arbor Day Celebration, those gathered installed a plaque and planted a tree in Kirby's honor. (Ashley Davis)
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Feature Story Miss Bluff City 2019, Simone Wilson, poses with North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs members. Wilson's focus area for her service to the community is working with youth at Boys & Girls club.  (Submitted)

North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs offer youth cafe, store, and more


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Feature Story The Oasis Appliance store's strategic manager, Dana Driver (R), assists customers in selecting a new washing machine. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story Promise CDC has built 30 houses in North Memphis, most of them three- and four-bedroom single family homes. The homes are for rent and purchase at affordable prices. (Promise CDC)

Promise CDC builds homes, community, and investment in North Memphis


Feature Story Attendees of the Being Black in College workshop break for lunch and informal discussions about the challenges they anticipate in their educational careers post-high school. (Our Grass Our Roots)

The power of knowledge brings power to the people in North Memphis


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