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A Simmering Era: Memphis 1968

Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Professor Mitchell will guide us through the turbulent civil rights history of Memphis. From the era of political boss Crump to the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling (1954) striking down the policy of separate but equal, through the growth of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties, and the protests that rocked Memphis to the Assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King and beyond.

Memphis was a gathering place for the civil rights movement and the often violent and contrasting school systems and individuals that desired to maintain a society of separate and unequal conditions for all people. Join us for Prof. Mitchell’s pungent snapshot of a defining era in our history and political growth. Tennessee’s Memphis was front and center in the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about that time and place and TN’s role in that complex and revolutionary era.

Library 205


1665 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN 38401

Contact Info:
Name: Stuart Lenig
Email: slenig@ColumbiaState.edu

A Simmering Era: Memphis 1968