Memphis may be best known for its amazing food, blues, jazz, and rock ’n’ roll, but it’s also home to a thriving community of leaders, influencers, innovators and change-makers.

Memphis has long been hallowed ground for musicians thanks to the influence of artists like B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Booker T. and Carl Perkins among many others. It is also home to civil and civic rights leaders including James Lawson, Samuel “Billy” Kyles, Michael Cody, Maxine Smith, and of course Dr. Benjamin Hooks who have all fought for justice and equality.

Memphis leaders continue to show their resilience and…

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