C-Span 3 Will Air Symposium Panels

We are pleased to announce that C-Span 3 will air panels four and five from our Memories of Massacre: Memphis in 1866 Symposium. Panel four, The Memphis Massacre will air on July 9, 2016 at 6:00pm (EST) and panel five, The Radicalization of Reconstruction will air on July 23, 2016 at 6:00pm (EST). After airing, C-Span […]

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Panel Two: Civil War and Emancipation in the Mississippi Valley

On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis hosted “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium featured historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, retired Chief Historian of the […]

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Panel One: Slavery and Slave Life in the Mississippi Valley 

On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis hosted “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium featured historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, retired Chief Historian of the […]

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Day Two: Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866 Symposium

  On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis hosted “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.” The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium featured historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, retired Chief Historian of the […]

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Day One: Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866 Symposium

On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis hosted “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium featured historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, retired Chief Historian of the […]

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Commemorating the 1866 Memphis Massacre

by Phyllis Aluko This past summer, I finally read Stephen Ash’s book, A Massacre In Memphis, and was stunned. I was not stunned because of what I learned about the nature of the atrocities perpetrated against the African-American community in 1866. Nor was I stunned that no one was prosecuted for the offenses although the […]

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“There They Come; They Will Kill Me for Sure!”: The Victims of the Massacre

by Andre E. Johnson On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis will host “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium will feature historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, Chief […]

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Panel Six: Remembering Reconstruction

On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis will host“Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium will feature historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, Chief Historian of the […]

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Panel Five: The Radicalization of Reconstruction

On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis will host“Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.”  The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium will feature historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, Chief Historian of the […]

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