Guest Historians to Discuss the Memphis Strike, Modern Feminism

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Publication Date: 2/17/2009


Labor historian and former Memphian Dr. Michael Honey will discuss his book Going Down Jericho: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign tonight (Feb. 17) at Rhodes. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium.

Winner of the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the book examines war, racism, and labor issues of the 1960s that continue to have an impact more than 40 years later. Honey’s talk is sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music and is part of Rhodes’ Black History Month activities.

On February 18, Dr. Anne Valk of Brown University will present “From the Ground Up: African American Women and the Shaping of Modern Feminism.” The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Orgill Room and draws on research in Valk’s new book, Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, DC.