Aged 23 | Born 1992
About the Speaker
"I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee. My major is English Literature. I am white and I was born in Memphis Tennessee, though my parents are both from upstate New York. I have two cats and a dog that I picked up from a shelter all at the same time. Christmas is my favourite holiday."
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
About Memphis, Tennessee
Tennessee is a U.S. state located in the South-eastern United States. It is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state’s western border.
Memphis is a city in the south-western corner of the State. Memphis developed as the world’s largest spot cotton market and the world’s largest hardwood lumber market, both commodity products of the Mississippi Delta.
During the 1960s, the city was at the centre of civil rights issues. In 1970, the Census Bureau reported Memphis’ population as 60.8% white and 38.9% black. The city now has a majority-black population, while the larger metropolitan area is narrowly majority white.
Many renowned musicians grew up in and around Memphis including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters and Johnny Cash.