Titus Blade Steele, 69, started having issues with his landlord that ultimately got him evicted from the Memphis apartment he’d called home for nearly a decade.
As Titus tried to sell his belongings in a hurry, his story was picked up by local news stations. While sorting through his things, reporters discovered Titus had documented his storied life. One portfolio contained a newspaper article about the murder of his beloved brother, which had a massive impact on his life.
But Titus’ belongings also revealed he was once a revered artist, writer and traveler, with article clippings and old photos showcasing his mural paintings, galleries, and endless volunteer hours.