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Can Tami Sawyer Win Big in the Black South?

For this youngest mayoral candidate, a success in Memphis would be historic

Tami Sawyer poses in a hallway.
Photo courtesy of Tami Sawyer

AtAt 37, Tami Sawyer is the youngest candidate running for mayor of Memphis — the majority Black, northernmost city of the Mississippi Delta. Memphis was founded in 1819 after negotiations with the Chickasaw Nation. Just before the Civil War, the region was populated…




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