40 Years Ago Citizens Saved Overton Park

On March 2, 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a final decision in Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe, effectively preventing Interstate 40 from bisecting Overton Park and Midtown Memphis. It was a significant victory for conservationists and subsequently impacted thousands of legal decisions and environmental thought across the nation.

It's a reminder that YOU can make a difference. As Margaret Meade said, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has!

Citizens to Preserve Overton Park has posted a must-read article and a link to the oral arguments before the Court.