Jesse H Turner Park

Jesse H Turner Park is a public park in Memphis, Tennessee across from where Elvis Presley Boulevard becomes Bellevue Boulevard. Jesse H. Turner Sr. was a major civil rights champion and former president of Tri-State Bank in Memphis, Tennessee. Jesse H. Turner, Sr. had a long and dedicated service to the NAACP, which began when he was a student at LeMoyne College. He became a longtime treasurer of the national NAACP organization. He was also the first black CPA of Tennessee, and the first black chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

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    They can kill us, but they can’t eat us. That’s against the law!
    Gil Doud, U.S. screenwriter, and Jesse Hibbs. Brandon (Charles Drake)

    Therefore awake! make haste, I say,
    And let us, without staying,
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    They can kill us, but they can’t eat us. That’s against the law!
    Gil Doud, U.S. screenwriter, and Jesse Hibbs. Brandon (Charles Drake)

    O shining Popocatapetl, It was thy magic hour:

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