About Us

Mission:

Legacy Memphis fosters the revitalization of underutilized spaces in Memphis by working directly with neighbors, community stakeholders, and artists to commission public art, statues, and historical markers that celebrate the amazing stories and accomplishments of people from the neighborhood.

Statement of Purpose:

In Memphis, every neighborhood has a hero and a story. Legacy Memphis is an organization dedicated to working with people in their own neighborhoods to foster revitalization though the arts and history. Legacy Memphis pursues its mission by partnering with community stakeholders, artists, and neighbors. Together, we activate underutilized spaces by commissioning public art, statues, and historical markers to celebrate the stories and accomplishments of people from that neighborhood. Through understanding the past and the role that neighborhoods have played in its rich and complex history, Memphis will continue to develop as a culturally vibrant and relevant 21st-century city.