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The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change


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

Ned McWherter Library (Rotunda) – University of Memphis, 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…

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University Center River Room (300) | University of Memphis, 499 University St, Memphis, TN 38152
Memphis, TN, 38152

Location: University Center River Room (300)| University of Memphis Reception: 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: 6:00 p.m. UofM faculty panelists will present their scholarship and policy recommendations on topics which include the impact of automation on jobs in Memphis and beyond, historical entrenchment of segregation in Memphis public schools, needed reform of the criminal justice system on juvenile offenders and the impact of race and ethnicity on end-of-life decisions. Hooks Institute staff will provide an overview of its work and how…

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