City marks 94th anniversary of Tom Lee’s heroism with celebration at Beale St. Landing

“Ever since Mayor Strickland and the Memphis River Parks Partnership reached out to me last year when the park’s new designs were first presented, I have been blown away by the partnership and friendship. I am eternally grateful we are keeping this legacy alive together.”

Charmeal Neely, Tom Lee’s great-great niece on the park named in his honor.

“Just as Tom Lee bravely reached across boundaries of race and class in his heroic rescue of his fellow Memphians, so Tom Lee Park can be shared space that connects people from across the community to one another.”

Carol Coletta, President and CEO of Memphis River Parks Partnership on the anniversary of Tom Lee’s heroic act.


Image courtesy of Memphis River Parks Partnership