On Aug. 29, a mix of faculty, staff, and students gathered in Rhodes’ Hyde Hall as the strains of “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” and “Son of a Preacher Man” played in the background. They came for lunch and an intimate discussion about the life, music, and Memphis roots of Aretha Franklin, who died Aug. 16.
A Conversation with Otis Sanford
For its next “Memphis Centered” event, the Memphis Center is proud to welcome Anthony Siracusa back to campus. A Rhodes alum and Vanderbit Ph.D. candidate in history, Siracusa’s research traces the development of nonviolence as strategy and ideology in the Black freedom struggle in the 20th century.
Dr. Stephanie N.
Rhodes College is the recipient of a $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM).
Dr. Charles L. Hughes, director of Rhodes’ Memphis Center, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections for his book.
Dr. Charles Hughes recently appeared on The Road to Now podcast to discuss his research on the history of music in the studio towns of Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals.
"Memphis Cares for Her Own?" Southern Religion, the Great Depression, and the New Deal: An Evening with Alison Collis Greene