Dr. Charles McKinney, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and associate professor of history, is serving as lead scholar for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar on the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Charles McKinney, the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and an associate professor of history, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Marsha Walton, a professor of psychology, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research.
In An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee, scholars examine Memphis’ role in African American history. Prof. McKinney co-edited the book with University of Memphis history chair Dr. Aram Goudsouzian.
PJ Settles ’19 and Bryce Hayes ’20 tackle everything from pop culture, music, and sports to serious issues facing today's campuses on their podcast, Can’t Knock the Hustle.
The essay provides history about the early life of Abe Fortas, a Rhodes alumnus who served as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965 to 1969.
They are Mary Cat Cleavinger, Will Clinton, India Nikotich, Ryan Rosenkrantz, and Cody Stockton, who are all juniors.
Rowdy Kowalik ’19 has worked at the National Civil Rights Museum and Ruth Scott ’18 at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Three interns helped research material for a Memphis Heritage Inc. guide recently published.
The story takes readers inside the day-to-day struggles of civilians surviving in occupied territory and facing tough, sometimes gut-wrenching, choices.
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