Ongoing exhibit: University of Memphis, Ned McWherter Library, “Black, White, and Read: Reporting the 1866 Memphis Massacre,” in the main lobbies on the 1st and 4th floors.
March 1 and March 23: Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning, Rhodes College: Dr. Timothy Huebner will lead a two-part course titled “Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War.” Both sessions will run from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning, Rhodes College, 2000 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112. Course cost – $80. Click here for more information and to register for this course.
March 7: Fort Pillow State Park, “Exploring Fort Pillow: Site of African American Memories,” led by the Memphis Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Participants will meet at LeMoyne-Owen College (807 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126) at 8:00 am and proceed from there to Fort Pillow. To register for this free event go to Exploring Fort Pillow. Attendees are responsible for their own meals. For more information, contact: email@example.com or ASALH Memphis.
March 17: Rhodes College, Communities in Conversation: Dr. Stephen Ash (Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) will give a lecture based on his book, Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War, Bryan Campus Life Center, Rhodes College, 2000 N. Parkway, 5:30-7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
March 22: Memphis Public Library, Great Conversations: Dr. Timothy Huebner will lead a discussion about the Memphis Massacre, 5:30-7:30 pm, Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.
March 25: University of Memphis, Department of History: Dr. Beverly Bond will give a lecture titled “Women and Post-Civil War Racial Violence – The Memphis Massacre,” 12:45-1:45 pm, Mitchell Hall 200, University of Memphis. This pizza luncheon event is free and open to the public.
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February National Black History Month Theme: “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories”
February 3: LeMoyne-Owen College: Dr. Bobby Lovett (Professor Emeritus, TSU) will give a lecture titled “Hallowed Grounds of African American Education,” Metropolitan Baptist Church, 11:00 am (free and open to the public, contact firstname.lastname@example.org). Listen to the talk here.
February 16: Southwest Tennessee Community College, Carter G. Woodson Award of Merit, Vertis Sails Gymnasium, Union Avenue Campus, 10:45-12:30pm, (free and open to the public, contact email@example.com or call 901-333-5203)
February 16: University of Memphis, Office of Multicultural Affairs: Dr. Andre E. Johnson will present a lecture titled “‘Does Black Truth Matter: Black Lives and the Disregard and Recovery of Black Truth.” University Center, River Room, 1:00pm (contact Office of Multicultural Affairs at 901-678-2054). Follow the tweets of the talk here. Listen to the talk here.
February 19: University of Memphis, Department of History, Mitchell 200, 12:45: Dr. Susan O’Donovan will lead a discussion about historical memory with a special focus on the Memphis Massacre and Reconstruction. This pizza luncheon event is free and open to the public. Read a review of the talk here
February 22: University of Memphis, Ned McWherter Library: Drs. Beverly Bond and Susan O’Donovan will lead a discussion of Leonard Pitts’ novel, Freeman, 12:15-1:15pm, Ned McWherter Library, Rm. 226 (contact University Libraries, Administration). Listen to and follow the tweets of the talk here.