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A C Wharton Jr. is an American teacher, politician, and attorney who served as the 63rd mayor of Memphis, Tennessee and previously mayor of Shelby County, he is the first African American to serve in that office.
A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 American drama film starring Andy Griffith (in his film debut), Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan.
A Family Thing is a 1996 film starring Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones and Irma P. Hall.
A Painted House is a 2001 novel by American author John Grisham.
A Summons to Memphis is a 1986 novel by Peter Taylor which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1987.
Adrian Pierce Rogers (September 12, 1931 – November 15, 2005) served three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1979–1980 and 1986–1988).
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
The African diaspora consists of the worldwide collection of communities descended from Africa's peoples, predominantly in the Americas.
Albert Leornes Greene (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an African American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and Happiness", and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together".
Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser for President Barack Obama.
Alannah Myles (born December 25, 1958) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles (1914–1988), who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 1997.
William Alexander "Alex" Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star.
"All the Way from Memphis" is a single released by Mott the Hoople as the lead track from the album Mott in 1973.
Alliance Memphis is a future team for the Alliance of American Football, located in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is a proposed professional American football league set to commence play in February 2019, one week following the National Football League's Super Bowl championship game.
America is a British-American rock band formed in England in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley.
American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major United States airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.
American Residential Services (ARS) is a United States network of plumbing, and home and commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) businesses, operating under the trade name ARS/Rescue Rooter.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
The Antebellum era was a period in the history of the Southern United States, from the late 18th century until the start of the American Civil War in 1861, marked by the economic growth of the South.
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt).
Area code 901 serves Memphis, Tennessee, and most of its inner-ring suburbs.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017.
Arlington is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee.
An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Bob Briner, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players.
At-large is a designation for members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example, a city, state or province, nation, club or association), rather than a subset of that membership.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
The ATP World Tour 500 series (previously known as the ATP Championship Series and ATP International Series Gold) is the fourth highest tier of men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments, ATP Finals, and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.
AutoZone is an American retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, the largest in the United States.
AutoZone Park is a Minor League Baseball stadium located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and is home to the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. is a large U.S. law firm and lobbying group with offices in the Southeastern United States and Washington, D.C. Fortune has selected Baker Donelson as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For nine times, citing the firm's commitment to diversity, public service and pro bono work.
Ballet Memphis is a ballet company in Memphis, Tennessee.
Baptist College of Health Sciences is a private, coeducational, specialized college in Memphis, Tennessee operated by Baptist Memorial Health Care.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is a 706-bed medical facility in Memphis, Tennessee.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
Barbecue or barbeque (informally BBQ or barbie) is a cooking method, a style of food, and a name for a meal or gathering at which this style of food is cooked and served.
A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.
The Baron Hirsch Synagogue (also Baron Hirsch Congregation), established in Memphis, Tennessee circa 1862–1864, is a flagship of American Orthodox Judaism.
The Baroque is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe from the early 17th until the late 18th century.
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, located northeast of Memphis.
BPS Direct, LLC (doing business as Bass Pro Shops) is an American privately held retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise.
Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately.
Bellevue Baptist Church is a large Southern Baptist megachurch in the Cordova area of Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is located at 119 South Main Street at the intersection of Gayoso Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Berkley Books is an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) that began as an independent company in 1955.
Big Star was an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1971 by Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel.
William Patton "Bill" Black, Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll.
Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County.
Black Snake Moan is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake.
"Black Velvet" is a song written by Canadian songwriters Christopher Ward and David Tyson, recorded by Canadian singer songwriter Alannah Myles.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
The Blues Foundation is an American nonprofit corporation, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, that is affiliated with more than 175 blues organizations from various parts of the world.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Bocce, sometimes anglicized as bocci, is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British bowls and French pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire.
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul.
Booker Taliaferro Jones, Jr. (born November 12, 1944) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s.
Briarcrest Christian School is a private, coeducational, Christian school in Shelby County, Tennessee.
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
The Burkle Estate is a historic home at 826 North Second Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
Byhalia (bye-HAY-yah), pronounced "bye-HAIL-yah" by some residents, is a town in Marshall County, Mississippi.
Cairo is the southernmost city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is the county seat of Alexander County.
Calvary Episcopal Church, located at 102 North Second Street at Adams Avenue, in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States, is an historic Episcopal church, founded August 6, 1832 by the Rev.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998)Pareles. was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, beginning in 1954.
The Carlisle S. Page Arboretum (80 acres) is an arboretum located within Historic Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, Tennessee.
Carnival Memphis (formerly known as the Memphis Cotton Carnival), is a series of parties and festivities staged annually since 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee by the centralized Carnival Memphis Association and its member krewes (similar to that of Mardi Gras) during the month of June.
The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cassina Gambrel Was Missing is a 1999 novel by William Watkins.
Cast Away is a 2000 American epic survival drama film directed and co-produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school and is the only law school in Memphis, Tennessee.
The North American Central Time Zone (CT) is a time zone in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Charles Harrison Mason Sr. (September 8, 1864 – November 17, 1961) was an American Pentecostal–Holiness pastor and minister.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Chickasaw are an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands.
The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) is located in Midtown Memphis at 2525 Central Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Choctaw (in the Choctaw language, Chahta)Common misspellings and variations in other languages include Chacta, Tchakta and Chocktaw.
Choices: The Movie is a drama film produced by the director Gil Green was released on November 6, 2001.
Christopher Branford Bell (January 12, 1951December 27, 1978) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Christian Brothers University Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers are the official sports teams of Christian Brothers University.
Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) is located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 5900 Walnut Grove Road.
Christian Brothers University is the oldest collegiate degree-granting institution in the city of Memphis.
A Christian denomination is a distinct religious body within Christianity, identified by traits such as a name, organisation, leadership and doctrine.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa cares for the Mississippian culture archaeological site known as Chucalissa (40 SY 1) which means "abandoned house" in Choctaw.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
The Church Of God in Christ (COGIC) is a Pentecostal-Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership.
The Church of the River, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, a liberal religious tradition.
"Cities" was a single released by the American new wave band Talking Heads.
A city is a large human settlement.
The City Beautiful Movement was a reform philosophy of North American architecture and urban planning that flourished during the 1890s and 1900s with the intent of introducing beautification and monumental grandeur in cities.
A city council, town council, town board, or board of aldermen is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality, or local government area.
City Gear is an American company that operates over 130 stores in the central region of the US.
The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak passenger train which operates on an overnight schedule between Chicago and New Orleans.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb located in the Memphis metropolitan area.
Confederate Railroad is an American country rock–Southern rock band founded in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia, by Danny Shirley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Lamb (lead guitar), Mark Dufresne (drums), Chris McDaniel (keyboards), Warren "Gates" Nichols (steel guitar) and Wayne Secrest (bass guitar).
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
Congregational churches (also Congregationalist churches; Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
The word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," denotes any item that, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold.
Cookie's Fortune is a 1999 criminal comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Patricia Neal, Charles S. Dutton and Chris O'Donnell.
Cooper-Young is an eclectic neighborhood and historic district in the Midtown section of Memphis, Tennessee, named for the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue.
Cordova is a community in Shelby County, Tennessee, Tennessee, United States.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.
Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford.
Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas.
Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success during the mid 2000s.
Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950) is an American actress, singer and former model.
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
Danny Thomas (born Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz; January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer whose career spanned five decades.
Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta, is a major United States airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
A demonym (δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.
Dentistry is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.
DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Dionicio Rodriguez (1891–1955) was a Mexican-born artist and architect whose work can be seen in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.
The Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction Era in the United States of America was based on a series of laws, new constitutions, and practices in the South that were deliberately used to prevent black citizens from registering to vote and voting.
Dixie Chicken is the third studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1973.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is an art museum within 17 acres of gardens, established in 1976, and located at 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
A double-track railway usually involves running one track in each direction, compared to a single-track railway where trains in both directions share the same track.
Downtown Memphis, Tennessee is the central business district of Memphis, Tennessee and is located along the Mississippi River between Interstate 40 to the north, Interstate 55 to the south and I-240 to the east, where it abuts Midtown Memphis.
Edward Hull "Boss" Crump (October 2, 1874 – October 16, 1954) was an American politician from Memphis, Tennessee.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy film written and directed by Cameron Crowe, and starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.
Historic Elmwood Cemetery is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis and Me is a 1985 biography written by Priscilla Presley (with ghostwriter Sandra Harmon).
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a private university system offering associate, bachelor, master's, and PhD degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business, engineering, computer programming, cyber security and security and intelligence.
Epes is a town in Sumter County, Alabama, United States.
An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.
The Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee is the diocese of the Episcopal Church that geographically coincides with the political region known as the Grand Division of West Tennessee.
Eric Gales (born October 29, 1974), also known as Raw Dawg, is an American blues-rock guitarist, originally hailed as a child prodigy.
Evangelical Christian School, also known as ECS, is a private, non-denominational, evangelical Christian school in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) is an American church body holding to presbyterian governance.
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.
The Federal Power Commission (FPC) was an independent commission of the United States government, originally organized on June 23, 1930, with five members nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St.
FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
FedEx Express, formerly Federal Express, is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
FedExForum is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
Finding Graceland is a 1998 American film starring Harvey Keitel, Johnathon Schaech, Bridget Fonda, and Gretchen Mol.
First Assembly Christian school (FACS) is a private, college preparatory Christian school located in the Cordova section of Memphis, Tennessee.
The First Battle of Memphis was a naval battle fought on the Mississippi River immediately above the city of Memphis on June 6, 1862, during the American Civil War.
First Horizon National Corporation is a bank holding company based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Fort Pickering was built in Memphis Tennessee, by the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
Fort Tombecbe (Fort de Tombecbé), also spelled Tombecbee and Tombeché, was a stockade fort located on the Tombigbee River near the border of French Louisiana, in what is now Sumter County, Alabama.
Forty Shades of Blue is a 2005 independent film directed by Ira Sachs.
The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Francisco Luis Hector, barón de Carondelet (born 1748, Noyelles-sur-Selle, Flanders – died 1807 Quito, Ecuador) was an administrator of Burgundian descent in the employ of the Spanish Empire.
Fred’s Inc. (stylized fred's) and subsidiaries operate in 15 states in the southeastern United States with 304 full-service pharmacy departments located within Fred’s stores, including four franchised locations.
A freedman or freedwoman is a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means.
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, usually referred to as simply the Freedmen's Bureau, was an agency of the United States Department of War to "direct such issues of provisions, clothing, and fuel, as he may deem needful for the immediate and temporary shelter and supply of destitute and suffering refugees and freedmen and their wives and children." The Freedmen's Bureau Bill, which established the Freedmen's Bureau on March 3, 1865, was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln and was intended to last for one year after the end of the Civil War.
The Frisco Bridge, previously known as the Memphis Bridge, is a cantilevered through truss bridge carrying a rail line across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
Gender & Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of gender studies.
General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.
Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents.
George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter.
Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.
Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars, other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics from Kalamazoo, Michigan and now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
Graceland is a mansion on a estate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, that was owned by Elvis Presley.
"Graceland" is the title song of the album ''Graceland'', released in 1986 by Paul Simon.
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.
Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849.
The Great Plains (sometimes simply "the Plains") is the broad expanse of flat land (a plain), much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, that lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie in the United States and east of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada.
Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.
Greenleaf is an American television drama series, created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television.
GTx, Inc is a pharmaceutical company that is working on drugs in the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) classes.
The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.
Hallelujah! is a 1929 American Pre-Code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical directed by King Vidor, and starring Daniel L. Haynes and Nina Mae McKinney.
Shelton Hank Williams (born December 12, 1972), known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3, is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist.
The Harahan Bridge is a cantilevered through truss bridge that carries two rail lines and a pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival.
Harding School of Theology, known until 2011 as Harding University Graduate School of Religion, is located in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States.
Heart of Dixie is a 1989 drama film adaptation of the 1976 novel Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons and directed by Martin Davidson.
Hernando de Soto (1495 – May 21, 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first Spanish and European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and most likely Arkansas).
The Hernando de Soto Bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee.
Hernando is a city in and the county seat of DeSoto County, which is on the northwest border of Mississippi, United States.
Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
The history of Memphis, Tennessee and its area began many thousands of years ago with succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples.
The Tennessee Titans are the professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Home rule is government of a colony, dependent country, or region by its own citizens.
Homicide is the act of one human killing another.
Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong.
"Honky Tonk Women" is a 1969 hit song by the Rolling Stones.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi.
A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild to cool winters.
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain.
Hutchison School is an private, independent college preparatory day school for girls age 2 through 12th grade located in Memphis, Tennessee.
I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. is a 1982 science fiction black-and-white film.
I'm from Hollywood is a 1989 comedy documentary film about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling.
"I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford University, including transcript of audience responses.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
IMAX is a system of high-resolution cameras, film formats and film projectors.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School is a private, Roman Catholic school in the heart of the historic Central Gardens neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee.
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
In the Valley of Elah is a 2007 crime drama mystery film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
Indie Memphis, located in Memphis, TN, is an arts organization that runs year-round programs that "inspire, encourage and promote independent films and filmmaking in Memphis.", Indie Memphis.
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous peoples; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as the Quechuan languages, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western culture, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.
An industrial park (also known as industrial estate, trading estate) is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development.
The International Paper Company is an American pulp and paper company, the largest such company in the world.
Interstate 22 (I-22) is an Interstate Highway that follows the U.S. Route 78 (US 78) corridor on a route from Byhalia, Mississippi south of Memphis, Tennessee, to Birmingham, Alabama.
Interstate 240 (I-240) is a Auxiliary Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Interstate 269 (I-269) is a partially completed beltway currently under construction around the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and its adjacent suburban areas in southwestern Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major east-west Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 but south of Interstate 70.
Interstate 40 (I-40) traverses the entirety of the state of Tennessee from west to east, running from the Mississippi River at the Arkansas border to the northern base of the Great Smoky Mountains at the North Carolina border.
Interstate 55 (I-55) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States.
Interstate 55 in Tennessee lies entirely within the city of Memphis, located in Shelby County.
Interstate 555 (I-555) is an Interstate Highway that connects Turrell, Arkansas, at I-55 to Jonesboro at Arkansas Highway 91 (Hwy. 91).
Interstate 69 (I-69) is a proposed U.S. Interstate Highway that will pass through the western part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, serving the cities of Union City, Dyersburg, and Memphis.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in the United States.
Ion Television is an American broadcast, cable, and satellite television network that is owned by Ion Media.
Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
ITT Technical Institute (often shortened to ITT Tech) was a for-profit technical institute.
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, which is featured prominently in ancient Asian art.
James Winchester (February 26, 1752 – July 26, 1826) was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and a brigadier general during the War of 1812.
James Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010), better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.
Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an American professional wrestler and color commentator signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the company's legends program.
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.
Jesse H Turner Park is a public park in Memphis, Tennessee at the corner of South Parkway and Bellevue in South Memphis.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
Jim Strickland (born October 22, 1963) is the 64th and current mayor of the city of Memphis, Tennessee.
James Ray Hart (born January 1, 1943) is an American professional wrestling manager, executive, composer, and musician currently signed with WWE in a Legends deal.
John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955).
John Overton (April 9, 1766 – April 12, 1833) was an American planter, advisor of Andrew Jackson, a judge at the Superior Court of Tennessee, a banker and political leader.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States.
Jude, also known as Judas Thaddaeus (Θαδδαῖος; ⲑⲁⲇⲇⲉⲟⲥ), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus.
Juke joint (or jook joint) is the vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African Americans in the southeastern United States.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.
Kallen Esperian, born in Barrington, Illinois on, is an Armenian-American lyric soprano.
Kanifing is a town in the Kanifing Local Government Area of the Gambia.
Kaolack (Kawlax in Wolof) is a town of 172,305 people (2002 census) on the north bank of the Saloum River and the N1 road in Senegal.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kill Switch is a 2008 direct-to-video film that was later released for theatrical distribution starring Steven Seagal and directed by Jeff F. King.
Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophonist known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz.
Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter.
Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, and a suburb of Memphis.
The Landers Center is an 8,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi.
Lausanne Collegiate School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian school in Memphis, Tennessee, for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.The school also has a sizable international population, with foreign nationals comprising 33% of the student body, representing 55 different countries.
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is a 255-bed, tertiary care children's hospital located in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
LeMoyne–Owen College (LOC or simply "LeMoyne") is a fully accredited, four-year private historically black college located in Memphis, Tennessee, affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America is a 1989 road movie by Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki about the adventures of a fictional Russian rock band (Leningrad Cowboys, consisting of members from the Finnish rock band the Sleepy Sleepers, augmented with additional musicians) that travels to the United States to become famous.
Lenny's Subs is a franchise of Philadelphia-style sub shops focused on cheesesteaks and sub sandwiches.
The Levitt Shell (formerly Overton Park Shell and Shell Theater) is an open-air amphitheater located in Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
The Liberty Bowl, officially the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for sponsorship purposes, is an annual American college football bowl game played in late December or early January since 1959.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, originally named Memphis Memorial Stadium, is a football stadium located at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds in the Midtown area of Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
Lichterman Nature Center is a certified arboretum and nature center located in East Memphis, Tennessee.
"Life Is a Highway" is a song written by Tom Cochrane, from his 1991 album Mad Mad World.
The auxiliary Interstate Highways (also called three-digit Interstate Highways) are a supplemental subset of the freeways within the Interstate Highway System of the United States.
The world's thirty busiest airports by cargo traffic for various periods (data provided by Airports Council International).
This is a list of the 95 counties in the State of Tennessee.
This is a list of mayors of Memphis, Tennessee.
The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 383 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.
This is a list of neighborhoods in Memphis.
This is a list of notable people who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Memphis, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan statistical area, including Crittenden County, Arkansas; DeSoto County, Mississippi; Marshall County, Mississippi; Tate County, Mississippi; Tunica County, Mississippi; Fayette County, Tennessee; Shelby County, Tennessee; and Tipton County, Tennessee.
Road–rail bridges are bridges shared by road and rail lines.
This list ranks the top 150 U. S. cities by land area.
The following table of United States cities by crime rate is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports statistics from 2015.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.
This is a list of urban areas in the United States as defined by the United States Census Bureau, ordered according to their 2010 census populations.
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles.
Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas.
A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs.
A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state.
Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) is a global merchant firm that is involved in agriculture, food processing, international shipping, and finance.
Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
The Territory of Louisiana or Louisiana Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from July 4, 1805, until June 4, 1812, when it was renamed the Missouri Territory.
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.
Lynching is the practice of murder by a group by extrajudicial action.
The major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada are the highest professional competitions of team sports in those countries.
A majority–minority or minority–majority area is a term used in the United States to refer to a jurisdiction in which one or more racial and/or ethnic minorities (relative to the whole country's population) make up a majority of the local population.
Making the Grade is a 1984 American teen comedy film.
Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey as Kaufman.
Manuel Luis Gayoso de Lemos Amorín y Magallanes (1747 – 1799) was the Spanish governor of Louisiana (New Spain) from 1797 until his death in 1799.
Marc Craig Cohn (born July 5, 1959) is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album.
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.
Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
Mason Temple, in Memphis, Tennessee, is a Christian international sanctuary and central headquarters of the Church of God in Christ, the largest African American Pentecostal group in the world.
"Maybe It Was Memphis" is a song written by Michael Anderson, and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis on two separate occasions.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is a state park in Shelby County, Tennessee near Memphis, Tennessee, located in the Southeastern United States.
A megachurch is a Christian church having 2,000 or more people in average weekend attendance.
Memorial Park Cemetery was founded in 1924 by E. Clovis Hinds on initial 54 acres (.22 km2).
The Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (per its nameplates), also known as the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge or Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge, is a cantilevered through truss bridge carrying Interstate 55 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis and Charleston Railroad, completed in 1857, was the first railroad in the United States to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Mississippi River.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is the public transportation provider for Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis Beat is an American drama television series created by Joshua Harto and Liz W. Garcia that debuted on TNT from June 22, 2010 to August 16, 2011, with a total of 20 episodes spanning over two seasons.
Memphis Belle is a 1990 British-American war drama film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick.
The Memphis blues is a style of blues music created from the 1910s to the 1930s by musicians in the Memphis area, like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Memphis Minnie.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Audubon Park at 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis Central Station, referred to as Grand Central Station prior to 1944, is a passenger terminal in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis City FC is an American soccer team based in Memphis, Tennessee which currently plays in the Premier Development League.
Memphis City Schools (MCS) was the school district operating public schools in the city of Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis College of Art, known before 1985 as the Memphis Academy of Art and first established as James Lee Memorial Art Academy in the James Lee House, is a small, private college of art and design located in Memphis, Tennessee's Overton Park adjacent to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
The Memphis Cotton Exchange is located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, United States, on the corner of Front Street and Union Avenue.
The Memphis Flyer is a free weekly alternative newspaper serving the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area.
The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis Hound Dogs were a proposed NFL team in the early-1990s.
The Memphis Hustle are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League as an affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Memphis in May International Festival is a month-long festival held in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis International Airport is a civil-military airport seven miles (11.2 km) southeast of downtown Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.
The Memphis Italian Festival is a weekend-long event held annually in Memphis, Tennessee on the last weekend of May.
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) is a municipal public utility serving Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.
The "Memphis Mafia" was the nickname given by rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley to a group of friends, associates, employees and cousins whose main functions were to accompany, protect, and serve Elvis from the beginning of his career in 1954 until his death in 1977.
The Memphis–Forrest City Combined Statistical Area, TN–MS–AR (CSA) is the commercial and cultural hub of The Mid-South or Ark-Miss-Tenn.
Memphis National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the Nutbush neighborhood of the City of Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee.
The Memphis Pyramid, initially known as the Great American Pyramid, formerly referred to as the Pyramid Arena and locally referred to as The Pyramid, was originally built as a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, at the banks of the Mississippi River.
Memphis rap, also known as Memphis hip hop and in some forms Memphis horrorcore, is a regional subgenre of hip hop music that originated in Memphis, Tennessee in the early 1990s.
The Memphis Redbirds are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Memphis massacre of 1866 was a series of violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is a music museum located at 191 Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis sanitation strike began in February 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis soul, also known as the Memphis sound, was the most prominent strain of Southern soul.
The Memphis Southmen were an American football franchise in the World Football League (WFL), which operated in 1974 and 1975.
The Memphis Summer Storm of 2003 was a severe derecho event that affected parts of the Southern United States, particularly southwestern Tennessee and northern Mississippi, including the Memphis metropolitan area.
Memphis Theological Seminary is an ecumenical theological seminary located in Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis Tigers are the athletic teams that represent the University of Memphis.
The Memphis Tigers men's basketball team represents the University of Memphis in NCAA Division I men's college basketball.
Memphis Union Station was a passenger terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, serving the Missouri Pacific Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway and Southern Railway.
Memphis University School (MUS) is a college-preparatory, independent, day school for boys, grades 7–12, located in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis Zoo, located in Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species.
Memphis (مَنْف; ⲙⲉⲙϥⲓ; Μέμφις) was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt.
"Memphis, Tennessee", sometimes shortened to "Memphis", is a song by Chuck Berry, first released in 1959.
Memphis-style barbecue is one of the four predominant regional styles of barbecue in the United States, the other three being Carolina, Kansas City, and Texas.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Mexicans (mexicanos) are the people of the United Mexican States, a multiethnic country in North America.
Mid-America Apartment Communities is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust based in Memphis, Tennessee that invests in apartments in the Southeastern United States and the Southwestern United States.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary prepares students for vocational ministry.
The Mid-South is an informally-defined region of the United States, usually thought to be anchored by the Memphis metropolitan area and consisting of West Tennessee, North Mississippi, Southern Missouri, Western Kentucky, Central, Northeast, and Northwest Arkansas, and Northwest Alabama.
Midtown Memphis, Tennessee is a collection of neighborhoods to the east of Downtown.
The Mike Rose Soccer Complex is a complex of 16 soccer fields and one 2,500-capacity stadium located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Millington is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.
Millington-Memphis Airport, formerly known as Millington Municipal Airport or Millington Regional Jetport, is a public airport in the city of Millington, in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA.
Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.
Mississippi is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi Delta, also known as the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, is the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi (and small portions of Arkansas and Louisiana) which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.
Mississippi Grind is a 2015 American drama film directed and written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
The Mississippian culture was a mound-building Native American civilization archeologists date from approximately 800 CE to 1600 CE, varying regionally.
The Missouri River is the longest river in North America.
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States.
Modern Healthcare is a weekly, 70,037-circulation business publication targeting executives in the healthcare industry.
Motown is an American record company.
Mott the Hoople are an English rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid-1970s.
Mud Island (not actually an island) is a small peninsula, surrounded by the Mississippi River to the west and the Wolf River Harbor to the east.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare).
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
The story of Tennessee's contribution to American music is essentially the story of three cities: Nashville, Memphis, and Bristol.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
My Blueberry Nights is a 2007 American romantic drama film directed by Wong Kar-wai, his first feature in English.
Mystery Train is a 1989 independent anthology film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and set in Memphis, Tennessee.
N-Secure is a 2010 American crime thriller film, directed by David M. Matthews.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a cotton farmer, slave owner, slave trader, Confederate Army general during the American Civil War, first leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and president of the Selma, Marion, & Memphis Railroad.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis, Tennessee; its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance.
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system used by law enforcement agencies in the United States for collecting and reporting data on crimes.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league commonly recognized as being a fourth tier league although it has been given no official designation by US Soccer.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
The NBA G League is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin (commonly referred to as Anglo-Americans)Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86 are European Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity, as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories.
North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Northwest Airlines Corp. (often abbreviated as NWA and stylized as nwa) was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines, Inc. by a merger.
Nothing but the Truth is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie.
Oklahoma City, often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park (172 acres) is a forest tract and natural arboretum located in Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee.
Olive Branch is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States.
Opera Memphis is a Memphis, Tennessee non-profit arts organization chartered in 1956 by a group of Memphians interested in producing regional opera.
The Orpheum Theatre, a 2,308-seat venue listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, on the southwest corner of the intersection of South Main and Beale streets.
Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of Judaism, which seek to maximally maintain the received Jewish beliefs and observances and which coalesced in opposition to the various challenges of modernity and secularization.
Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.
Overton Park is a large, public park in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.
Pacific Islands Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, or Native Hawaiian and/or other Pacific Islander Americans, are Americans who have ethnic ancestry among the indigenous peoples of Oceania (viz. Polynesians, Melanesians and Micronesians).
Pamela Yvonne Tillis (born July 24, 1957) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actress.
The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 until 1879, and even longer in some countries (France and Britain).
A park system, also known as an open space system, is a network of green spaces that are connected by public walkways, bridleways or cycleways.
Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
The Peabody Memphis is a luxury hotel in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.
The Peoples Grocery was a grocery located just outside Memphis in a neighborhood called the "Curve".
Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, or simply Perkins, is an American casual dining restaurant chain that serves breakfast throughout the day.
Matthew Hillsman Taylor, Jr. (January 8, 1917 – November 2, 1994), known professionally as Peter Taylor, was an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
The PGA Tour (stylized in all capital letters as PGA TOUR by its officials) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America.
Pinckney's Treaty, also commonly known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain.
The Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium in Memphis, Tennessee, serves as the Mid-South's major science and historical museum and features exhibits ranging from archeology to chemistry.
A planetarium (plural planetaria or planetariums) is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation.
A political machine is a political group in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts.
A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual.
A poll tax is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual.
A population decline (or depopulation) in humans is any great reduction in a human population caused by events such as long-term demographic trends, as in sub-replacement fertility, urban decay, white flight or rural flight, or due to violence, disease, or other catastrophes.
Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between.
Port Huron is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of St. Clair County.
Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money.
Power pop is a rock music subgenre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American rock music.
The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC (USA), is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
President's Island is a peninsula on the Mississippi River in southwest Memphis, Tennessee.
"Pride (In the Name of Love)" is a song by Irish rock band U2.
Prix was an American power pop band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1975 by Tommy Hoehn and Jon Tiven.
Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.
"Proud Mary" is a rock song written by John Fogerty and first recorded by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
Quarry is an American crime drama television series based on the novels of Max Allan Collins.
"Queen of Memphis" is a song written by Dave Gibson and Kathy Louvin, and recorded by American country music band Confederate Railroad.
Rattle and Hum is the sixth studio album by Irish rock band U2, and a companion rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou.
The Reconstruction Acts, or Military Reconstruction Acts, (March 2, 1867, 14 Stat. 428-430, c.153; March 23, 1867, 15 Stat. 2-5, c.6; July 19, 1867, 15 Stat. 14-16, c.30; and March 11, 1868, 15 Stat. 41, c.25) were four statutes passed during the Reconstruction Era by the 40th United States Congress addressing requirement for Southern States to be readmitted to the Union.
Reform Judaism (also known as Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism) is a major Jewish denomination that emphasizes the evolving nature of the faith, the superiority of its ethical aspects to the ceremonial ones, and a belief in a continuous revelation not centered on the theophany at Mount Sinai.
Reformed Theological Seminary is a theological seminary in the Reformed theological tradition with campuses in multiple locations in the United States.
Remington College is a common name used by all 16 campuses of a group of United States non-profit, post-secondary educational institutions.
The Renaissance is a period in European history, covering the span between the 14th and 17th centuries.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer.
A rhinestone, paste or diamante is a diamond simulant originally made from rock crystal but since the 19th century from crystal glass or polymers such as acrylic.
Rhodes College is a private liberal arts college located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.
In the United States, a river mile is a measure of distance in miles along a river from its mouth.
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Dioecesis Memphitana in Tennesia) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Tennessee.
Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter.
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.
Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee.
Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer.
Ruth Welting (May 1, 1948 – December 16, 1999) was an American operatic soprano who had an active international career from the early 1970s through the mid-1990s.
SAGE Publishing is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and now based in California.
Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.
Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) was an American record producer who played an important role in the development of rock and roll during the 1950s.
SeaPort Airlines was a US-based regional airline with its headquarters at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon. It operated scheduled service from its bases at Portland International Airport (PDX) (Pacific Northwest region) and Memphis International Airport (MEM) (Mid-South region). It also operated a Southwest region from San Diego International Airport (SAN) from 2013 to January 2016. SeaPort Airlines used the callsign "Sasquatch" to communicate with air traffic controllers. The carrier played off this in early 2013 when it introduced "Roger, The SeaPort Airlines Sasquatch" as the airline's mascot. As of November 2013 SeaPort Airlines received $13,879,930 in annual Federal subsidies for Essential Air Services that they provided to rural airports in the U.S. On February 5, 2016, the airline announced it had filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being forced to reduce its route network. Normal day-to-day operations were set to continue during the company reorganization. The company filed a plan to emerge from Chapter 11 on July 12, 2016. However, on September 20, 2016, the company went out of business after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy was converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., is a public Fortune 1000 company that provides residential and commercial services.
Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 – September 26, 2003) was an American musician who released two studio albums and collaborated with a variety of musicians including Ringo Starr, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Reggie Young, Joe Walsh, Jonas Hellborg and many others.
The Shelby County School District is a public school district that serves the city of Memphis, Tennessee as well as the unincorporated areas of the county.
Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Shelby Farms, located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, is one of the twenty largest urban parks in the United States.
Shelby Dade Foote Jr. (November 17, 1916 – June 27, 2005) was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War.
Shoham (שֹׁהַם, lit. onyx) is a town (local council) in the Central District of Israel.
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.
A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Smith & Nephew plc is a British multinational medical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
Solomon Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s.
Soul Men is an American musical comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal and Sean Hayes, released on November 7, 2008.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination based in the United States.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization.
Southern College of Optometry is a college of optometry in the United States.
The Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx is an annual historically black college football game between the Tigers of Jackson State University and the Tigers of Tennessee State University since 1990.
The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
Southwest Airlines Co. is a major United States airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and the world’s largest low-cost carrier.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The spot market or cash market is a public financial market in which financial instruments or commodities are traded for immediate delivery.
Roscoe Monroe Brumbaugh (born Rosco Monroe Merrick; December 18, 1928 – November 3, 2006) better known by his ring name Sputnik Monroe, was an American professional wrestler.
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 926 East McLemore Avenue, the former location of Stax Records.
Stax Records is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Stephen Fain Earle (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor.
"Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" is a song written by Bob Dylan that appears on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde.
Sun Studio is a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950.
A synagogue, also spelled synagog (pronounced; from Greek συναγωγή,, 'assembly', בית כנסת, 'house of assembly' or, "house of prayer", Yiddish: שול shul, Ladino: אסנוגה or קהל), is a Jewish house of prayer.
T.O. Fuller State Park is a state park in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.
Tate County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States.
Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ is a Pentecostal church located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Blind Side is a 2009 American biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.
The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.
The Christian Brothers Band of Christian Brothers High School (Memphis, Tennessee) is the oldest high school band in America, having a continuous existence since its founding in 1872.
The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, and starring Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Client (1993) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set mostly in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Cotton Museum, located in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., is an historical and cultural museum that opened in March 2006 on the former trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange at 65 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis.
The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.
The Delta is an American dramatic LGBT film directed by Ira Sachs.
The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn.
The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller by American writer John Grisham.
The Grace Card is a 2010 Christian drama film directed by David G. Evans.
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a 1992 American screwball comedy film written by Grace Cary Bickley and directed by Allan Moyle.
The Hold Steady is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2003.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
"The Memphis Blues" is a song described by its composer, W. C. Handy, as a "southern rag".
The New Daisy Theatre is an all-ages venue located at 330 Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The People vs.
The Rainmaker is a 1997 American legal drama film based on John Grisham's 1995 novel of the same name, and written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
The Rance Allen Group is a gospel music group formed in Monroe, Michigan, and based in Toledo, Ohio.
The Reivers, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author William Faulkner.
The River is a 1984 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell, written by Robert Dillon and Julian Barry, and stars Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, and Scott Glenn.
The River Rat is a 1984 independent family film directed by Thomas Rickman and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Martha Plimpton.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Scruffs are an American power pop group formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1974 by writer/guitarist/vocalist Stephen Burns along with guitarist David Branyan, bassist Rick Branyan, and drummer Zeph Paulson.
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn.
The Silence of the Lambs is a novel by Thomas Harris.
The Sylvers are an American R&B/Soul family vocal group from Watts, Los Angeles, California.
This Is Elvis is a 1981 documentary film written and directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo, based on the life of Elvis Presley.
William Thomas Harris III (born September 22, 1940) is an American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter.
Three 6 Mafia was an American hip hop group formed in 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tipton County is a county located on the western end of the U.S. state of Tennessee, in the Mississippi Delta region.
Thomas William Cochrane (born May 14, 1953) is a Canadian musician known as the front man for the Canadian rock band Red Rider, and for his work as a solo singer-songwriter.
Tom Lee Park is a city park located to the immediate west of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, overlooking the Mississippi River.
Thomas Forbes "Tommy" Hoehn Jr. (November 2, 1954June 24, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, and guitarist.
Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York.
Trespass is an area of criminal law or tort law broadly divided into three groups: trespass to the person, trespass to chattels and trespass to land.
Trespass is a 2011 American crime thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher.
Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.
Patricia Lynn "Trisha" Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is an American country music singer, author, and actress.
True Temper Sports is a sports equipment manufacturing company based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
Tunica County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi, United States.
Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird.
The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships was a tennis tournament that was last held at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
U.S. Route 51 (US 51), mostly overlapped by the unsigned State Route 3 (SR 3), is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Tennessee, that is 135.9 miles (218.71 km) long.
U.S. Route 61 (US 61) is the official designation for a major United States highway which extends between New Orleans, Louisiana and the city of Wyoming, Minnesota.
In Tennessee, U.S. Route 64 (US 64) stretches from the Mississippi River (Arkansas state line) in Memphis to the North Carolina state line near Ducktown.
U.S. Route 70 in Tennessee (US 70) enters the state of Tennessee from Arkansas via the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge in Memphis, and runs west to east across 21 counties in all three grand divisions of Tennessee, with a total length of, to end at the North Carolina state line in easter Cocke County.
U.S. Route 72 (US 72) is an east–west United States highway that travels for from southwestern Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
Undefeated is a 2011 documentary film directed by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin.
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) compiles official data on crime in the United States, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Union, also known as the North, referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government of President Abraham Lincoln and the 20 free states, as well as 4 border and slave states (some with split governments and troops sent both north and south) that supported it.
During the American Civil War, the Union Army referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states.
United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major United States airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a mainline Protestant denomination and a major part of Methodism.
The United Pentecostal Church International (or UPCI) is an Apostolic Pentecostal Christian denomination, headquartered in Weldon Spring, Missouri.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States National Cemetery System is a system of 147 nationally important cemeteries in the United States.
The United States Numbered Highway System (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated network of roads and highways numbered within a nationwide grid in the contiguous United States.
The University of Memphis, also called The U of M, is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee.
The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is a private for-profit college, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is the dental school of the University of Tennessee.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis includes the, Dentistry,, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Varsity Brands is a private company in the United States.
Vatterott College is a for-profit career training institute in the fields of Business, Technical, Medical, Trades, Court Reporting, and Culinary.
Formerly based in Memphis, Tennessee, Verso Corporation is a North American producer of coated papers including coated groundwood, coated freesheet, supercalendered and specialty products.
Vicksburg is the only city in, and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States.
Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.
The Victorian Village District is an area of Memphis, Tennessee.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician, known as the Father of the Blues.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan, and written by Kasdan and co-producer Judd Apatow.
Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by James Mangold.
"Walking in Memphis" is a song composed and originally recorded by the American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, for whom it remains his signature song.
The Walls Phase is an archaeological phase in southwestern Tennessee and northwestern Mississippi of the Late Mississippian culture.
Walls is a town located in northern DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States, near the Mississippi River, part of the larger region known as "The Delta", and known for its rich, dark soil.
WATN-TV, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 25), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
West Florida (Florida Occidental) was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico that underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history.
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.
West Tennessee is one of the three Grand Divisions of the state of Tennessee.
WHBQ-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
Whitehaven is a predominantly African-American community in Memphis, Tennessee, first organized in the late 19th century as a neighborhood for upper-class families.
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes is the 45th studio album by American country music artist George Jones, released in 1985 on the Epic Records label.
Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia.
William Bell (born William Yarbrough; July 16, 1939) is an American soul singer and songwriter.
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.
Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter.
WKNO, virtual channel 10 (UHF digital channel 29), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
WLMT, virtual channel 30 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
The Wolf River is a alluvial stream in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi, whose confluence with the Mississippi River was the site of various Chickasaw, French, Spanish and American communities that eventually became Memphis, Tennessee.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis.
WPXX-TV, virtual channel 50 (UHF digital channel 51), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
WREG-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 28), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
"Wrong Side of Memphis" is the title of a country music song written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison.
The Yazoo lands were the sparsely populated, central and western regions of the U.S. state of Georgia, when its western border stretched back to the Mississippi River.
Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration.
Zach Myers (Born; Michael Zachery Myers November 7, 1983) was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
The 1865 Memphis earthquake struck southwest Tennessee near the Mississippi River in the United States on August 17 that year.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu from a screenplay written by Guillermo Arriaga.
3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 American action adventure crime film directed, co-produced by Damien Lichtenstein.
8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee.
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