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Matlin Lecture

On the Corner offers a fresh and bold interpretation of black intellectual life in the 1960s. By taking familiar individuals--Kenneth Clark, Amiri Baraka, and Romare Bearden--and casting them in new light, Matlin advances our understanding of how deeply intertwined conversations about race, identity, authenticity, the establishment, the grassroots, uplift, and masculinity happen to be.”

–Jonathan Scott Holloway, author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941


Co-Sponsored by: The University of Memphis Department of History, Department of Sociology, the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities, the Center for Research on Women, the Graduate Association for African American History, and Harvard University Press




Hooks Institute Works for a Better Memphis

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Hooks Institute Policy Papers

The Hooks Institute funded the research of University of Memphis faculty members to uncover the underlying socioeconomic problems and racial disparities in the City of Memphis. Its aim is to inform the public as well as policy makers about the problems in our city in the hope significant change can be realized. Please click here to download this publication.


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