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Dr. Irma O. Sternberg (1915-2007) was a Memphis activist who worked to keep an expressway from being built through the center of Overton Park which is located in the Mid-town area of Memphis, Tennessee. She was a third-generation Memphian who had a B.A from Smith College, an M.A. in Education from Memphis State University and an M.A. and Ph.D in English from Vanderbilt University.


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Irma O. Sternberg Overton Park Expressway Collection

Irma O. Sternberg Collection Relating to the Overton Park Expressway Controversy