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Annesdale, The Untold History of An African American Community by Teresa Hill Mays
This is research and documentation on the history of an African American area liken to an enclave, in Memphis. These working-class members were the servants/employees of the well documented White families surrounding them.
Annesdale is situated between the present-day Cooper Young and Annesdale Park subdivisions. It is a small area consisting of five to six streets. However, a vast number of the members attained significant educational and occupational achievements.
Teresa Hill Mays, a native Memphian, has over 40 years of experience in research and documentation of the history of families and places. She is a member of the Tennessee Genealogical Society, serving as Multicultural Advisor and on the Program Committee. She is a member of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society - Memphis and Mid-South Chapter and serves on their National Chapters Committee.
Teresa was selected to serve on the Historic Melrose Redevelopment Advisory Committee by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and appointed by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the County Commissioners to the Shelby County Historical Commission, serving as the County Genealogist.
Her interest in family began as a child and today she still displays an enthusiastic knowledge and expertise in this field.
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