Dr. King’s 1965 speech, complete with King’s handwritten notes, will be in the McWherter Library rotunda until April 13th, and can be viewed for free on both weekdays and weekends during the library’s normal hours of operation.
The University Libraries’ is pleased to announce its first MomentUM campaign to expand the sandbox. in McWherter Library!
MomentUM is the University of Memphis crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers you the chance to donate directly to projects that are important to you. Your donation will help McWherter Library provide new technology and technology-related workshops to our students. Many of our students are working on innovative, interdisciplinary projects that require these kinds of resources, but they might not have access to them elsewhere. Workshops will help students learn how to use the technologies so that they can jump ahead on the learning curve and focus on their work.
DONATE HERE: https://momentum.memphis.edu/project/9594
Every donation counts!
Don’t miss “In Their Words: The 1968 Sanitation Strike” on display on the 1st and 4th floors of McWherter Library. This exhibit pulls directly from primary sources of people that were involved with the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis. The collection was assembled and created by the Memphis Search for Meaning Committee, an ad hoc, non-profit committee of volunteers lead by Carol Lynn and David Yellin. The committee worked to collect information in the way of interviews, photographs, and other—newer—media such as television video and audio from radio programs and other media outlets. This collection, and the exhibit that follows, provides a snapshot into this time in Memphis and American history.