31. Legends Park: A Community Revitalized

In 1938, the Memphis Housing Authority opened a public housing facility named Dixie Homes. Because so many renowned African Americans lived there, the area came to be known as Legends Park. These residents included Shelby County Commissioner J.W. Gibson, musician Alfred Rudd, and the Washington Post’s first African-American editor, Dorothy Butler Gilliam. Over the years, […]

30. Fueling Companies That Fuel the Delta

The Delta’s crying need can be summarized in one word: jobs. As a commercial lender, HOPE seeks to work with businesses that have the potential to generate jobs in this economically distressed region-businesses like Delta Fuel. Headquartered in Ferriday, Louisiana, Delta Fuel is a minority-owned wholesale fuel and oil distributor. The company distributes bulk fuel […]

. HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union)

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) is a financial institution, community development intermediary and policy center that provides affordable financial services; leverages private, public and philanthropic resources; and engages in policy analysis in order to fulfill its mission of strengthening communities, building assets, and improving lives in economically distressed parts of the Mid South. Since […]