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People's Grocery

Walker Ave., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 9.838488", -90° 2' 18.910536"
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Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell, and Will Stewart, all African-Americans and co-owners of People's Grocery (located at this site), were arrested in connection with a disturbance near their store. Rather than being brought to trial they were lynched on March 9, 1892. Moss' dying words were, “Tell my people to go west--there is no justice for them here.” This lynching prompted Ida B. Wells, editor of Memphis Free Speech, to begin her anti-lynching campaign in this country and abroad.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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