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Georgia Tann

Beulah George “Georgia” Tann ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, from a stately home on Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN. It was a front for one of the largest black markets for children ever seen in the United States(1924-1950). 

She stole/separated more than 5,000 kids from their families and sold them to “rich families.” She falsified birth certificates and adoption papers. It’s believed that many of the kids that went missing in that area are still alive and unaware of their true identity.