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Archives: Calendar of Events 2013
October 2013

Oct. 24

 Black Revolution on Campus

The Hooks Institute 2012 National Book Award Lecture

Dr. Martha Biondi, The Black Revolution on Campus

Thursday, October 24, 2013

University Center River Room

Lunch 1 p.m.

Lecture 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

 Rotary Club of Memphis

Rotary Club of Memphis Central Meeting

Rotarian Guest: Daphene R. McFerren, Director

October 11, 2013

Holiday Inn University

Meeting begins at 12 pm

September 2013

Sept. 26

 Open House

The Hooks Institute Annual Open House

Panel Discussion

Civil Rights at the Crossroads: Voting, Affirmative Action in Higher Education, and the Trayvon Martin Verdict

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Michael D. Rose Theatre

Reception 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion 5:00 p.m.

March 2013

March 19

 Malcom X

The Hooks Institute National Book Award Lecture by Zaheer Ali

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
University Center Theatre 145
Reception 5:30 p.m.
Lecture 6:00 p.m.

Zaheer Ali was the project manager and principal researcher for the late Dr. Marable Manning's Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

For more information regarding Zaheer Ali, visit

February 2013
Feb. 27

Black Scholars Unlimited
presents, Igniting Excitement

2 p.m. -4 p.m. UC River Room

Feb. 22

Diversity & Pre Law Day, Featuring "Hill Harper"

Downtown Law School
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Feb. 19

An Evening with BET & CNN Anchor T.J. Holmes

UC Theatre 7 p.m.

Feb. 15

Freedom Ball & Mahogany Award

UC Ballroom 7 p.m.

Feb. 12

Norma Brewer Lecture

Featuring Callie Crossley, Producer of Eyes on the Prize
UC Theatre, 6:00 pm

Feb. 7

Isabel Wilkerson 

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

The Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities presents, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author. Wilkerson describes one of the great under-reported stories of twentieth-century American history: the "Great Migration" of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Michael D. Rose Threatre
Reception 6pm, Lecture 6:30pm

Click here for more information!

Feb. 4

Duty of the Hour

Fox 13 covers Duty of the Hour and interviews Daphene McFerren

To watch the video, and to read more, click on the image!

Feb. 4

 Duty of the Hour

Duty of the Hour screening

A free public showing of Duty of the Hour, a documentary on the life of the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, will be held on Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Michael D. Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton will introduce the film. Duty of the Hour is a production of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.

This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are required. They should be sent to by Jan. 31.

Calendar of Events

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