Photojournalist Ernest C. Withers Home Honored As A Historic Site

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The home of renowned photojournalist Ernest C. Withers was designated as a historic site Saturday.

A historical marker was added to the home at 480 West Brooks Road in Southwest Memphis.

Withers is best known for capturing more than 60 years of African-American history in the segregated South.

His work includes iconic images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the trial of Emmett Till's accused killers, and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike.

Withers was 85 when he died in 2007.


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