In honor of MLK50 and the “We Shall Overcome” Speech on display, we asked our students to “Voice Your Dream.” Here’s what they had to say:
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.
Join us at Ned R. McWherter Library for NEDtalks, a two-day short-form symposium on Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 226. UofM faculty and graduate students from various fields of study will share their recent research in short presentations designed to engage and entertain. Refreshments will be provided. See a full schedule of speakers below.
NEDtalks is presented in conjunction with the Libraries’ annual Faculty Scholarship Week exhibition, which will be on view in the rotunda of Ned R. McWherter Library beginning at noon on Monday, April 17. To participate in FSW, deliver items to the Circulation desk on the first floor of McWherter Library by Friday, April 14. Please include the following information: the name of your school or department, a list of all items which must be returned and the contact information for the person to whom the items should be returned. For more information, please contact Anna Swearengen at email@example.com or 678-2744.
The Ned McWherter Library FSW coordinators invite innovative and invested faculty and graduate students to participate in the inaugural NEDtalks through short, informative, entertaining presentations!
- Faculty and graduate students to engage curiosity with brief multidisciplinary talks
- 15 minutes or fewer, multimedia is talker’s choice
- April 19 & 20 from 3pm to 5pm at Ned McWherter Library
- Join us through Google Forms
Need more information? Contact Anna Swearengen.
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