Black History is Prevalent in “Old Germantown”

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By Wiley Henry MEMPHIS, TN — Before the city of Germantown was a bustling municipality in Shelby County (Tennessee), there was “Old Germantown,” a rural area where noted black families thrived and survived the Jim Crow era. Stories of Old Germantown will be the subject of water cooler conversations when Rosemary Stokes-Nelson and other former residents gather on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, “to travel down Memory Lane.”  Lane is an important surname in Germantown and would likely consume the conversation during “A Gathering of Friends: Growing up in Old Germa...