Turning Point: Politics, Protest, and Life in 1968 MemphisMarch 21, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Charles Hughes, PhD, Director, The Memphis Center, Rhodes College
Earnestine Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History-Visual Culture Studies, University of Memphis
Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis
What else was happening in Memphis in 1968? Join esteemed local scholars and historians Charles Hughes, Earnestine Jenkins, and Otis Sanford for a lively discussion of Memphis in 1968, looking beyond the sanitation strike, examining the city’s demographics, business community, cultural life, politics, and media at this critical moment in the city’s history.