FROM CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS:
Race, Region and the Making of Public Memory
February 28th and March 1st, 2014
The Memphis Center at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, is proud to announce From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Region and the Making of Public Memory, to be held on February 28th and March 1st, 2014 in Memphis. This conference which is FREE and open to the public will feature intensive discussions of the ways that the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the intervening years have shaped our understandings of race, region, the South, citizenship and American identity. Through presentations and workshops, documentary screenings and musical performances, we will engage a wide audience in discussions of how the journey from Civil War to Civil Rights continues to affect our understandings of the past, present and future.
A keynote address from Ta-Nehisi Coates, author and senior editor of The Atlantic
A plenary session from Kate Masur, historian at Northwestern University
An exhibit of rare photographs from the collection of famed photographer Ernest Withers
An intimate concert by legendary blues musician Bobby Rush, who will perform on Saturday evening at the Elvis Presley home on Audubon Drive. (Space is very limited for this event advance registration will be required.)
An opening reception featuring Rhodes College jazz musicians and food from several Memphis restaurants
The conference will also feature papers, presentations and teaching clinics from numerous other esteemed scholars, as well as talented graduate students, whose fresh approaches will add a dynamic component to our conversations.
For a complete list of events, speakers, hotel information and advance registration, please visit our website: http://www.rhodes.edu/memphiscenterconference. (Advance registration is highly recommended.) For additional information, please contact Prof. Charles McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rin Abernathy at email@example.com.
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