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Historical – Tom Lee

Historical – Tom Lee

On May 8, 1925, Tom Lee rescued 32 passengers when the steamer M.E. Norman sank in the Mississippi River.  The Norman, a United States Engineer steamboat, sank 16 miles below Memphis, Tennessee, with 72 people aboard.  Tom Lee was traveling upstream in a small wooden boat and saw survivors struggling in the rushing river.  He(…)

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Historical – Walter E. Lewis

Historical – Walter E. Lewis

Walter E. Lewis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States, but his family moved to Memphis when he was aged seven.[1] Lewis acquired the nickname “Furry” from childhood playmates.[2] By 1908, he was playing solo for parties, in taverns, and on the street. He was also invited to play several dates with W. C. Handy’s(…)

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Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams

Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams

  Lucie Campbell-Williams, composer, educator, and activist, was born on April 3, 1885, in Duck Hill (Carroll County), Mississippi, the youngest of Burrell and Isabella (Wilkerson) Campbell’s nine children. Her father worked for the Mississippi Central Railroad and her mother worked as a cook. Shortly after Campbell’s birth, Burrell Campbell was killed in a train(…)

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