Memphis Heritage Trail project success is the result of research, planning, community input, and amazing partnerships. MHT also partners with resident groups in the targeted neighborhoods: Orange Mound, South City, and Soulsville. They are critical to the success of this project. Here is a list of our partners in phases.
Phase I partners
Phase 1 focused on the civil rights and entertainment loops. The partners included: A Schwab, A Tour of Possibilities, Blues City Cultural Center, Blues Foundation, City of Memphis/Division of Housing and Community Development, Collage Dance Collective, Community Capital, Community Lift, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Communities Unlimited, Downtown Memphis Commission, First Baptist Church Lauderdale, Hattiloo Theatre, Heritage Tours, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, NAACP Memphis Branch, Historic Clayborn Temple, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Housing Authority, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Mt. Olive CME Church, National Civil Rights Museum, Orange Mound/Melrose Center for Cultural Enrichment, Pennrose Properties, Prodigi Arts, Rhodes College, Soulsville USA, Self + Tucker Architects, Shelby County Historical Commission, Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ, The Carter Malone Group LLC, The University of Memphis. UrbanArt Commission, Urban Strategies, Withers Collections Museum & Gallery, WMC-TV Channel 5, and Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.
Phase II partners
Phase II focuses on residential loops in Orange Mound, Soulsville, and South City neighborhoods. The partners in this phase include: City of Memphis/Housing and Community Development, The Carter Malone Group LLC, ARTUP, MHT Historian Cynthia Sadler, PHD, Urban Art Commission, Communities Unlimited, Inc., MEMShop, Historic Clayborn Temple, Wither’s Collection Museum & Gallery, Explore Bike Share, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Cornelia Crenshaw Library, Memphis Airport Authority, Downtown Memphis Commission, Orange Mound Historical Preservation Society, Soulsville Neighborhood Association, SCORE Community Development Corporation, Knowledge Quest, Booker T. Washington High School and Resource Center, Shelby County Schools, and Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail.
Phase III partners
Phase III focuses on the build-out of technology platforms. (currently underway)
MHT also partners with resident groups in the targeted groups in the targeted neighborhoods: Orange Mound, South City, and Soulsville. They are critical to the success of this initiative.