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May 2014

May 16Rebirth

Rebirth of the Dream

May 16, 2014, 7:30pm

Cannon Center

Hooks Institute is proud to collaborate and cosponsor the Memphis Symphony Orchestra concert, Rebirth of the Dream. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Memphis Symphony Orchestra‚Äôs Rebirth of the Dream will demonstrate the undeniable power that music has to unite individuals and communities.

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April 2014



April 26


Saturday, April 26, 2014

7 pm

The Civil Rights Movement and Its Influence on Music, Fashion, Culture, and Self-Expression

The Memphis Hotel (formerly the Marriott) @ I-240 and Perkins

Through retro dress, music, dance, and multimedia presentations, guests will explore the 1960s and the role of Memphis in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Please contact the Hooks Institute for Sponsorship Information at 901.678.2769 or

February 2014
Feb. 20

damali ayo

Race-girl: How an Artist Tackled a Touchy Subject, and How It Tackled Her

Damali Ayo explores race relations from her unique perspective as a visual artist and author. She reflects on how racism has shaped her community, the larger national conversation, and her own health and artistic voice.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

University Center Theatre

University of Memphis

Reception starts at 5:30 pm

Lecture starts at 6 pm

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