Culture

Memphis’ Longest-Serving Public Educator on MLK50

Principal Margaret Bland McKissick, Shelby County Schools’ longest-serving employee, began her career as an educator with the district in 1960 at the segregated Georgia Avenue Elementary School on Mississippi Boulevard in South Memphis. McKissick, now age 79, is a Memphian through and through. A native of North Memphis, she graduated from Douglass High School and […]

Culture

Issues and Innovators: City Planning

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. approaches, it merits a time to look at how the city has and hasn’t changed since 1968, and also to look at where the city is headed in the next 50 years. How has Memphis lived up to the ideals of Dr. […]