1866 Memphis Massacre

1866 Memphis Massacre (HM26U0)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.972', W 90° 3.399'

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On May 1, 2 and 3, 1866, mobs of white men
led by law enforcement attacked black people
in the areas near South St. (aka Calhoun & G.E.
Patterson). By the end of the attack, the mobs
had killed an estimated 46 black people; raped
several black women; and committed numerous
robberies, assaults and arsons. A congressional
investigative committee reported that four
churches, twelve schools and 91 other dwellings
were burned. Although no one was ever prosecuted
for this massacre, it became a rallying cry in
the battle over the natłon's reconstruction following
the Civil War. Ultimately, the outrage that followed
the massacre helped to ensure the adoption of
the 14th Amendment to the United States
HM NumberHM26U0
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Memphis NAACP and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768190 N 3891743
Decimal Degrees35.13286667, -90.05665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.972', W 90° 3.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 58.32" N, 90° 3' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154-170 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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