New book pays homage to Memphians with a look to the future

The three-part book series chronicles the art, life, history and diversity of Memphis.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new book honors 100 Memphians and shares their stories.

The book is called “Our Neighbours, Our Stories: Finding Common Ground”. It focuses on the people of Memphis who face challenges in their neighborhoods, but who come together to seek solutions.

The man behind it all, Lakethen Mason – executive director of Memphis Filmworks, said telling these stories is just the beginning of how we move Memphis forward, especially after COVID-19.

“How can we give an authentic voice to equity and just solutions for individuals, for the people of Memphis, for families, no matter who, what or where they are?” said Mason.

“I think it’s so important that we really amplify the stories of our community members and our neighbors because they’re really in tune with what our community needs to thrive and make sure they’re living a life happy and healthy with themselves and their families,” said State Sen. London Lamar, (D) District 33.

The first volume was released this weekend with a special event at the Halloran Center. Two more volumes are slated for publication, chronicling the art, life, history and diversity of Memphis.

Memphis! What an amazing weekend we had with the launch of the book Our Neighbours, Our Stories. Friday, more than 200 friends…

Posted by Our Neighbours, Our Stories on Sunday, May 29, 2022

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