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Exhibit, “Uplift the vote. Everybody should have a voting story. This is theirs. What will be yours?”September 18, 7:00 am-November 12, 12:00 am

126 Ned Mcwherter Library
Memphis, TN, 38152

*This exhibit is closed to the public on Thursday, September 20 for a Donor and Friends Reception from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In 1969, the New York Times called the Fayette County, Tennessee civil rights movement the “longest sustained civil rights protest in the nation.” This movement began in 1959 when African Americans in that county demanded the right to vote. This nonpartisan exhibit highlights the price paid by some for the right to vote, and challenges viewers to assess the significance of voting in contemporary America while encouraging viewers to participate in the democratic process of voting.


Details

Start:
September 18, 7:00 am
End:
November 12, 12:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.memphis.edu/benhooks/events/index.php

Venue

Ned McWherter Library (Rotunda) – University of Memphis
126 Ned Mcwherter Library
Memphis, TN, 38152

Organizer

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Phone:
901-678-3974
Email:
bhi@memphis.edu

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