Painting: Memphis on the Mississippi | Ode to Tom Lee
Curators: Heather Nichols, Dr. Rosamond Garret,
Dr. Patricia Daigle
Memphis Brooks Museum permanent collection

Brooks Museum of Art
On May 8, 1925, Tom Lee, a Black river worker from North Memphis, saved 32 people from a steamship disaster on the Mississippi River. His example inspires Tom Lee Park and all who visit.
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