Orange Mound, Memphis

Human settlement in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Orange Mound, a neighborhood located in southeast Memphis, Tennessee, was the first African-American neighborhood, in the history of America, to be built by and for African Americans.[1]

Built on the grounds of the former Deaderick plantation, the Orange Mound subdivision was developed for African Americans in the 1890s to provide affordable land and residences for the less wealthy.[2]

Drugs and crime infected the neighborhood in the 1980s and 1990s. In the first decade of the 21st century, revitalization efforts were started and show positive effects.[citation needed]

  1. ^ Hampton, Amber. Orange Mound Seeks to Share History through Stamp Daily Helmsman. March 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Nickas, Laura. Orange Mound Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. January 05, 2010.

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