LEARNING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
HISTORY
REVITALIZING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
LEGACIES
UNDERSTANDING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
EXPERIENCES
EXPERIENCE THE AFRICAN

AMERICAN
JOURNEY

LEARNING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
HISTORY
REVITALIZING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
LEGACIES
UNDERSTANDING AFRICAN

AMERICAN
EXPERIENCES
EXPERIENCE THE AFRICAN

AMERICAN
JOURNEY

A Living Celebration Of
African-American History And Achievement

The Memphis Heritage Trail (MHT) is a cultural district and expansive community redevelopment plan to celebrate the rich business, cultural, and musical heritage of African American achievements in Memphis, Tennessee. It aims to educate and promote an appreciation for diversity, history, and culture to a global audience through authentic interactive experiences. MHT covers a historic 20-block redevelopment area in South City and also links to the historic Orange Mound and Soulsville communities.

Memphis Heritage Trail
I AM A MAN

Explore

Historical markers placed around Memphis that educate and inspire.

Memphis Heritage Trail is a walking museum that covers a historic 20-block redevelopment area in South Memphis, Downtown, and also has links to the historic Orange Mound and Soulsville USA communities.

Get the App

Download the app now to view historical context and videos or to take the Memphis Heritage Tour Journey of African American History via the app.

Get the Brochure

You can also download the Memphis Heritage Trail brochure here and learn more about the interesting people and places on the historic trail.

Learn

A curriculum catered specifically for the African American experience.

A curriculum featuring Memphis’ rich African-American history is available for schools.

“This project will transform some of the most important parts of Memphis into unforgettable markers of achievement. New generations of Memphians and Mid-South visitors will know the full story of what made Memphis.”

Invest

Revitalizing and Rebuilding African American Legacies

The Memphis Heritage Trail project revitalizes some of our city’s most historically important communities while highlighting the unprecedented achievements of the African-Americans who built them.

“This project will transform some of the most important parts of Memphis into unforgettable markers of achievement. New generations of Memphians and Mid-South visitors will know the full story of what made Memphis.”

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