A Massacre in Memphis: A Documentary Film by Dee Garceau

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Contact person: Timothy Huebner

Join the Department of History, Film Studies Program, and the Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center for a documentary film viewing, followed by a discussion with the director, Dee Garceau. "A Massacre in Memphis" earned Best Director, Documentary, Women in Film, at the Austin IndieFest. it was also an Official Selection at the Southern Film Festival 2018, the Best Shorts Competition 2018, and the Director's Circle Film Festival 2018.

Film and Media Studies
Lynn and Henry Turley Memphis Center

Memphis Centered: The Lesbian South: The Women in Print Movement and the Queer Literary Canon, Dr. Jaime Harker

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Contact person: Charles Hughes

Dr. Jaime Harker, professor of English at the University of Mississippi and author of 2018’s acclaimed book The Lesbian South: The Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon will be talking about this fascinating story and paying particular attention to the role of the Memphis community and the pioneering bookstore Meristem.

This event is free and open to the public.

Lynn and Henry Turley Memphis Center

Memphis Centered: An Unseen Light: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle, Profs. Charles McKinney and Aram Goudsouzian

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Contact person: Charles Hughes

The city of Memphis has been a center of the long journey towards Black freedom since its beginning. Key campaigns from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond have shaped the city’s history and transformed the world. In this conversation, we discuss that history and celebrate the acclaimed 2018 collection An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee. Please join us as the book’s co-editors, Aram Goudsouzian and Charles McKinney, and several of its contributors spotlight crucial and often underappreciated people, events and stories that have shaped one of the most significant parts of our city’s identity.

Panelists include:

•    Aram Goudsouzian, Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Memphis

•    Charles McKinney, Associate Professor of History and Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies, Rhodes College

•    Beverly G. Bond, Associate Professor of History, University of Memphis

•    Charles L. Hughes, Director, Turley Memphis Center, Rhodes College

•    Elton H. Weaver III, Assistant Professor of History, LeMoyne-Owen College

A book signing will follow the event.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. 

 

Africana Studies
Lynn and Henry Turley Memphis Center

Paul Ortiz: The Making of an African American and Latinx History of the United States

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Contact person: Christy Waldkirch

An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a new interpretation of US history that builds on earlier generations of ethnic studies scholarship. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for human rights from 1776 to present, the book is an accessible narrative history arguing that Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa were integral to the development of democracy in the United States. From this grassroots perspective, ordinary people sought to build bridges of solidarity between the nations—not walls. Ortiz will discuss how the book is being integrated into college and high school social studies curricula seeking inclusiveness and historical accuracy.