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.
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.
Dr. Charles Hughes, director of Rhodes’ Memphis Center, will be featured at the Mid-South Book Festival on Sept. 10 at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse.
Dr. Charles Hughes, director of Rhodes’ Memphis Center, is taking part in the 2016 “Elvis Week” celebration at Graceland.
Since 1991, the Springfield Music Lecture series has been bringing respected and acclaimed members of the music community to Rhodes for a formal lecture followed by an informal conversation.
On Friday, Nov. 13th, PreauXX (pronounced "Pro”) performed for roughly 50 students, faculty, and Memphians at Elvis’ original Memphis home. This was part of the Mike Curb Institute’s The Audubon Sessions concert series.
Dr. Charles L. Hughes is the Director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College, where he designs courses, programs, and partnerships. Dr. Hughes received his Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, and previously served as the Turley Memphis Center's Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. His recent course offerings include The History of Memphis; Beale Street: The Past, Present and Future; Elvis Presley and America; and The Music of the American South.