WKNO Documentaries

A Community Called Orange Mound

Special | 56m 46s Video has closed captioning.

A Community Called Orange Mound is the story of a southeast Memphis neighborhood with a surprising legacy. With roots going back to the time of plantations and slavery, Orange Mound grew at the end of the nineteenth century out of the remains of that defunct way of life. It was one of the first communities in the United States to be built entirely by and for African Americans.

Aired: 02/04/13

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning