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Edward Crump

E.W. Crump PHOTO: University of Memphis Special Collections He was never the governor, but during much of his life E.W. Crump was considered to be the most powerful man in Tennessee. A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Crump came to Memphis i…

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley meets President Nixon PHOTO: Library of Congress We don’t take to Elvis jokes down here. After all, here is a man who may have done more to change American popular culture than anyone who has ever lived. Presley was born in T…

Grace Moore

Grace Moore PHOTO: GraceMoore.net Most folks don’t know that a world-famous opera star came from Tennessee. Her name was Grace Moore. She was born in 1898 in Cocke County and grew up in the town of Jellico, in Campbell County.   A m…

Hattie Caraway

Hattie Caraway Not a lot of Tennesseans have heard of Hattie Caraway, but perhaps they should have. A native of Tennessee, she was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. Caraway was born in the Weakley County community of Bakerville and…

Ida B. Wells

Ida Wells PHOTO: University of Chicago Library The best way to learn about Ida B. Wells is to take the Tennessee History for Kids virtual tour "In Search of Ida B. Wells."   …