DeLong’s Essay to Appear in Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Publication Date: 6/27/2008

Amy DeLong’s essay investigating the involvement of the Catholic Human Relations Council in the Civil Rights Movement has been accepted for publication in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Her faculty mentor Dr. Gail Murray helped her prepare it for publication.

The essay is titled “Change From the Inside Out: The Contribution of Memphis Catholics in Civil Rights Activism, 1961-1968” and was the winner of the Rhodes Regional Studies Institute 2006 session. It also was presented at the 2006 Tennessee Conference of Historians.

While at Rhodes, DeLong ’08 received a Buckman Scholarship to travel to Ireland and research British imperialism. She was on a team of students who did research for the “Edward Curtis and the American Indian” 2006 exhibit at the Brooks Museum and for the “Photos of the Memphis World” exhibit that will open this fall at the Brooks Museum. In addition, she completed a spring 2008 Communications and Development internship at ArtsMemphis

In May, DeLong was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in history. She is from Huntsville, Ala.