Discipline and Punish: Violence, Nonviolence, and the Rhetoric of Crime in Memphis, 1866 - Present: An Evening with Anthony Siracusa

Event Date

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:00pm


Room Number

Blount Auditorium


Charles Hughes




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. In this thought-provoking talk, Siracusa – a native Memphian who has researched the area extensively – will focus specifically on Memphis, tracing how the tangled relationship between violence and nonviolence has shaped public policy and cultural understandings in our city from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era to the present. 

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles L. Hughes at hughesc@rhodes.edu or 901-843-3379.