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Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries

Identifier

sc.0452.01.016_05.003

Description

Built in 1892 as Second Presbyterian, the church was sold to an African-American congregation in 1949, who changed the property’s name to Clayborn Temple. Throughout the 1960s, Clayborn Temple became the city's staging ground for the civil rights movement, particularly the organizing headquarters of the Memphis Sanitation Strike. The building fell into disrepair and sat vacant for a decade.

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7-1-2021

Date

1977 March 4

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Keywords

Churches--Tennessee--Memphis.

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