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.

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Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


Feature Story Aster Demekech, 27, is the director of Juice Almighty, a juice bar and café inside of the Memphis Rox climbing facility in South Memphis. (Kim Coleman)

Pay-what-you-can juice bar fuels South Memphis


Feature Story More than 50 middle and high school students engaged with local music industry experts and learned about everything from production to publicity to how vinyl records are made at a January 18 event held at Stax Music Academy. (Submitted)
Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature Story Rachel Sikes plans her next move up one of the walls at Memphis Rox. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Innovation & Job News Choose901 hired Joi Taylor, bottom row, third from left, as their new Alumni coordinator.

Making Memphis a first choice for new graduates


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

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


Feature Story Dryers 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 Story Roshun Austin, president and CEO of The Works, Inc., a South Memphis nonprofit.

Urban forest II: Growing a green giant in South Memphis


Development News MLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Feature Story SaveFirst 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


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