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The Memphis Red Sox

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin talks about the Memphis Red Sox and you’ll get to hear our best sports announcer voices as we talk about the prominence of the team in the city and it’s eventual decline. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play The Negro League Comes to Memphis The negro leagues …

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Robert Church: The South’s First Black Millionaire

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This week, Caitlin and I start a new series for Black History Month. In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Caitlin about a particular man who invested so much in Memphis, not only did he become recognized as the south’s first African-American millionaire, but Memphis certainly wouldn’t be the city it is today without him. Subscribe: …

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Let’s Go to the Movies

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, grab some popcorn because we take you to the neighborhood theater of Crosstown, a place that lives no more. Then learn the story behind Lloyd T. Binford, the man who played watchdog over Memphis cinema for many years. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Crosstown’s Neighborhood Theater The …

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Zion Christian Cemetery

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca the history behind Memphis’ oldest African-American graveyard: Zion Christian Cemetery. I was taken to the site by Tramica Morris (whose home we toured in our 16th episode – A Tour of Glenview Historic District). There are many notable Memphians buried there and ever so many ties to important …

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Libertyland with John R. Stevenson

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with John R. Stevenson all about everyone’s favorite bundle of fun – Libertyland! John just published a book about the park and we dive right into all the weird and wonderful things about this historic Memphis spot. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Everyone has a …

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A Tour of Glenview Historic District

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I give Rebecca an overview of the history behind Glenview Historic District. Then we sit down with Glenview resident Tramica Morris who tells us all about the history of her home and so kindly gives us a tour! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play In 1904, architect George …

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Steamboats and the Bluff City

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we get on a boat. No, that’s wishful thinking. Instead, I tell Rebecca about the history of steamboats and how these ships played a role in the growth of Memphis. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play First, for a bit of music to get you in the boating …

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Earnestine and Hazel’s

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I visit Memphis’ favorite historical dive bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s. We pull up a stool and hear what soul burger cooker and bartender Clarence has to tell us about E&H. We’ll also take you on a tour of the bar and then wrap up by dancing the morning away …

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Maywood Beach

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca all about a magical place of summer fun in Memphis: Maywood Beach, aka the “beach within reach.” Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Maurice and Mae Woodson opened Maywood Beach (named after Mae, of course) on July, 4, 1931 at Lake Shahkoka in Olive Branch, …