• Harper's Weekly Memphis riot scenes

    Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891

    Race relations riot that occurred in Memphis in May of 1866. The black population of Memphis had swelled from 4,000 to over 15,000 by 1865. The volatile mix of former slaves or contraband, long-time f…

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  • Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum

    Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum depicting the suffering faced by the black children and the destitute of Memphis.

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