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On June 3, 2020, George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna, raised her arms and announced, “Daddy changed the world.” The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by the untimely death witnessed around the world of this innocent man, was just getting started. Since then, we’ve seen at least a dozen other countries and every American state participate in this long-overdue movement. What better place to shed some light on the situation than in Memphis, Tennessee?

After World War II, African American soldiers that had risked their lives fighting for freedom and against fascism came home to face the harsh reality that they were not fully free. The climate in Memphis, and many other places, at the time, was one of fierce and unrelenting racism. Across the country, racism was thriving, peaceful protesters were teargassed, and chaos reigned. Something had to change.

The unrest that had been building for so long finally led to the Civil Rights Movement. Making monumental changes one baby step at a time, Tennessee was truly at the forefront of it all. The first public school integrated in the South was located right in Clinton. There were lengthy legal battles, protests, marches, sit-ins, and boycotts. Voter registration drives were born.

Each event, each day, and each moment drove us all closer to justice. It didn’t happen quickly, and there were plenty of setbacks along the way, but between 1945 and 1975, the Civil Rights Movement changed the world as we knew it then. One day, we’ll look back on the Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020 and recognize many of the same characteristics of this movement: an unwavering dedication to justice, a fight for what we believe in, and the ability to change even the most stubborn places.

When you walk through Memphis today, you can see the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. stood and fought for economic justice in 1968. Just a short distance away, you can visit Clinton High School, where Bobby Cain became the first African-American student to graduate from an integrated public high school in the South. If history has taught us anything, it’s that change may happen slowly, but change always comes. If we push and we fight and we act braver than we feel and we band together and we demand what’s right – change is inevitable.

Luckily, this time around, our movement has reached millions, and it’s reached them quickly. With phone calls, videos, and social media, it’s harder to hide from the truth. Since the Black Lives Matter movement started earlier this year, laws have been updated, police reform has begun in many places, and confederate and slavery-linked statues can be seen crumbling to the ground across the country, and in many others, too.

In the few short months since George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis lawmakers vowed to disband their city’s police department; New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, pledged to reallocate police funds to youth and social services instead; chokeholds have been banned in over a dozen states; shows perpetuating racism and violence have been taken off the air; corporations, CEOs, and other leaders have been forced to reevaluate their choices and policies. You can read more about the changes sparked by BLM here. These changes have been a long time coming. And it’s just the start.

When Gianna Floyd announced that her dad changed the world, she didn’t know just how right she was. One day, she will. One day, we’ll read about her dad in our history books. We’ll remember the year that everything began to change. The year that we fought decades of racial injustice and a deadly pandemic all at once, and we won.

At the Reaves Law Firm, we’ve been fighting for the rights of Memphis residents since we launched in 2011. We were founded under the guiding principles that we want to be loved by our clients, respected by our peers, and feared by our opposition. We’ve been a voice for the voiceless and built a dedicated and diverse team of personal injury lawyers and staff that stand up for what’s right and protect the innocent.

We fight for those who have felt physically, emotionally, or financially devastated and will continue to do so for as long as our doors remain open. In just nine years, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of those injured due to another’s negligence in Memphis. With in-depth knowledge of complex personal injury laws and unique insight into insurance company strategies, we’re prepared to offer you only the best representation. We are proud to serve our communities, to see how far Memphis has come, and to be a part of its bright, shining future.  

Here is a list of local black-owned business that you can support

Business CategoryBusiness NameLocation
Soul foodThe Four WayMemphis
TamalesHattie's Tamale & GroceryMemphis
Homestyle restaurantJim & Samella's HouseMemphis
Soul food99 Cent Soul Food ExpressMemphis
Comfort foodAlcenia'sMemphis
BarbequeCozy CornerMemphis
JamaicanCurry N JerkMemphis
Coffee and teaDr. Bean'sMemphis
ChickenFannie Lou's Gourmet Chicken & WafflesMemphis
Soul food favoritesGay Hawk RestaurantMemphis
BarbequeInterstate BarbequeMemphis
DeliLunchbox EatsMemphis
CafeThe Office at UptownMemphis
BurgersRoxie's GroceryMemphis
Fusion soulSageMemphis
GelatoSweet Magnolia Gelato Co.Memphis
BarTailor's UnionMemphis
BarbequeThe Bar-B-Q ShopMemphis
WingsBest Wings of MemphisMemphis
Cajun and soul foodChef Tam's Underground CafeMemphis
SeafoodDeeO's SeafoodMemphis
BurgersThe KitchenMemphis
Nola-inspiredMardi GrasMemphis
Pizza, sandwiches, saladsMidtown CrossingMemphis
BarbequePayne's Bar-B-QueMemphis
WingsRiko's Kickin ChickenMemphis
PizzaSlice of Soul Pizza LoungeMemphis
Kabobs, skewers, EthiopianStickemMemphis
TamalesPop's Hot TamalesMemphis
Chicken and fishSmackersMemphis
Salads, soups, etc.Park + CherryMemphis
DeliZayde's NYC DeliMemphis
DonutsBlues City DonutsMemphis
Soul FoodMs. Girlee's Soul Food RestaurantMemphis
BurgersSweden KreamMemphis
WingsD'Bo's Wings n MoreMemphis
DinerEgg King CafeMemphis
Breakfast/deliEggxactly Breakfast & DeliMemphis
Juice, smoothies, sandwiches, saladsElectroLyfe Juice BarMemphis
BarbequePollard's BBQMemphis
Smoothes, salads, sandwichesSmooth LivingMemphis
DessertsSuga Mama SnoballsMemphis
Southern foodTrap FusionMemphis
ChickenUncle Lou's Fried ChickenMemphis
Hot wingsThe Wing GuruMemphis
Chicken and wafflesWaffle ManiaMemphis
Cornish hensFlying Sobie'sMemphis
BarbequeOink and Moo BBQ and MoreMemphis
Wraps and saladsWrapzody on WheelsMemphis
CandyPhillip Ashley ChocolatesMemphis
PieThe Pie FolksMemphis
Ice creamMargie's 901Memphis
CupcakesCupcake CutieMemphis
PopcornYum Yum's Gourmet PopcornMemphis
Law firmBogaards LawMemphis
Law firmMinnis and Smallets, LLPMemphis
Law firmWalker Law Associates, PLLCMemphis
Law firmMcCullough Law, PLLCMemphis
Gift deliveryIntimate GiftsMemphis
InsuranceWayne Williams InsuranceMemphis
Auto insuranceElvin Taylor State FarmMemphis
Auto insuranceState Farm Bob SimpsonBartlett
General insurancePete Mitchell & AssociatesMemphis
General insuranceWinston InsuranceMemphis
Insurance and financial servicesEarl Leake Agency representing American National InsuranceMemphis
Auto insuranceGoodrich and Associates, Inc.Memphis
Life insurancePSP InsuranceMemphis
AdvertisingTrust MarketingMemphis
AdvertisingRedmond DesignMemphis
Landscape architectureJPA, IncMemphis
PrintingA Plus CompanyMemphis
Cleaning serviceDust to Dawn Cleaners, LLCLebanon
RenovationsErin and Company Total RenovationMemphis
ContractorsHumphreys & Co. BuildersMemphis
Iron workFive Star Iron Works, LLCMemphis
ConcreteBlacktop PavingMemphis
FlooringRestoration 1 of Greater MemphisMemphis
ContractorsNickson General Contractors, Inc.Memphis
ContractorsHilson ConstructionMemphis
ContractorsSelf Tucker Architects IncMemphis
ContractorsSouth Memphis Fence CompanyMemphis
FundraisingSaad&Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development ServicesMemphis
Physical therapyAlign TherapyMemphis
Digital signsVisual DynamicsMemphis
Health and wellnessSisterReachMemphis
Health and wellnessPeake Wellness, LLCMemphis
Health and wellnessPamper PalaceBartlett
Health and wellnessNeoLife ClubMemphis
ClothingI Wear AfricanMemphis
ClothingPurpose Driven TeesMemphis
LobbyingThe Redwing Group, LLCMemphis
Investment managementPreserver Partners, LLCMemphis
AccountantsP3 Financial GroupCordova
Financial planningAmeriprise FinancialMemphis
Insurance and financial servicesWomen Financial PowerCordova
JewelryCunningham's Watch & Jewelry RepairMemphis
JewelryQuality Jewelry and RepairMemphis

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