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In 1916, Clarence Saunders boasted to the Commercial Appeal, “Piggly Wiggly will be born not with a silver spoon in his mouth, but with a workshirt on his back.” This scrappy attitude probably appealed to President Charles Diehl who worked just as tirelessly to birth a college in Memphis.
In honor of Rhodes History Day, celebrating the anniversary of the first day of classes in Memphis on September 24, 1925, this episode explores the role the founder of the world’s first self-service grocery store played in the college’s move to Memphis.
This episode is hosted by Maggie Kreis and Kenan Padgett. Editing by Sarah Monroe. Music for this episode is performed by Professor Tom Bryant.