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December, 2014

December 13



WKNO Broadcast of The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution

WKNO (Channel 10 Memphis) will broadcast the film The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at approximately 4:42 pm.

December 17


National Civil Rights Museum's Lunch and Learn Series

The National Civil Rights Museum will show The Hooks Institute's documentary, The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution, during its December Lunch and Learn session. Attendees are invited to ask questions and discuss the film following the showing. 

November, 2014

November 19

Fayette County Voting

National Civil Rights Museum's Lunch and Learn Series

Hooks Institute Director, Daphene McFerren, will be featured as a panelist at the National Civil Rights Museum's Lunch and Learn Panel, Voting Rights and the Twenty-fourth Amendment. 

*Image from Memphis-Press Scimitar, property of Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries 

October, 2014

October 30

Ruth Feldstein

Hooks Institute National Book Award Co-Winner Lecture

October 30, 2014, 5:00 (reception) 6:00 (lecture)

University of Memphis University Center River Room (UC 300)

The co-winner of the Hooks Institute's National Book Award, Ruth Feldstein, will discuss her book, How it Feels to be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement. A reception will precede the lecture, and the community is encouraged to attend. 


October 18

Daphene McFerren

Daphene McFerren to Speak at Yale

October 18, 2014, 10:30am

Yale University

Hooks Institute Director, Daphene McFerren, will present her paper, "The New 'New Negro': Defining Blackness in the 21st Century", for the Afro American Cultural Center at Yale University. Contact the Institute for more information. 


October 9

open house

Hooks Open House 

October 9, 2014, 4:30pm (public reception) 5:00pm (open house)

Michael D. Rose Theater, University of Memphis

The Hooks Institute invites everyone to attend its open house on October 9. Attendees will learn about the institution's programs and how they can contribute. Additionally, three University of Memphis professors will present policy papers regarding the following subjects:

The conditions that lead to the confinement of young, African American males in Memphis.

The state of the middle class and African American families.

The link between education and jobs.

September, 2014
         September 27                   

Afro fashion

ASALH presents Hooks Documentary

September 27, 2014, 6:15pm

Peabody Hotel, Mezzanine Level

The Hooks Institute's docushort, The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution, will be featured during the ASALH conference. For conference information, please visit Also at the conference, Hooks Institute director, Daphene McFerren,will participate in the panel, Black Workers and the Freedom Struggle in Memphis. 

*Image of Fayette Countians is property of Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries
July, 2014

July 30, 2014

Fayette County voting

Hooks Institute teaches Fayette and Haywood County Civil Rights Movement to Shelby County Teachers

October 30, 2014, 9:00am

White Station High School

In partnership with Tennessee History for Kids and Shelby County Schools, Director Daphene McFerren, U of M professor, Dr. Loel Kim, UT Martin librarian, Dr. Richard Saunders, and G.A., Sasha Arnold will present the local civil rights movements in Fayette and Haywood Counties to Shelby County teachers at their annual social studies in-service. The Institute and its partners will provide the educators with information and resources to be utilized while teaching the events to their students. 

*Image from Memphis-Press Scimitar, Property of Special Collections, University of Memphis.

May, 2014

May 16


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.

For more information, click here

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

February 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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