University of Memphis professor Dr. Earnestine Jenkins will guide the unveiling of a Historical Marker at Zion Christian Cemetary (1426 S. Parkway E.). The ceremony will begin at noon on March 23, 2019, by the gravesite of Thomas Moss. Mr. Moss, along with Calvin McDowell and William Stewart were owners of the People's Grocery. The trio was lynched by an angry white mob in 1892. Mr. McDowell's and Mr. Stewart's graves have not been found.
This will be the second marker memorializing the infamous "Lynching at the Curve". The first marker is installed at Mississippi Blvd. and Walker Ave., which was the location of their store.