Hooks Calendar of Events: 2010

DECEMBER 2010

December 1

Deadline for nominations for Benjamin L. Hooks Institute Book Award

Winner receives $1,000 and will deliver an on-campus address. This award will go to the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy.


NOVEMBER 2010

November 11

Scholars in Critical Race Studies Meeting

Readings and Discussion of the text by Graduate Association of African American History (GAAAH) Conference Keynote Speaker Leon Litwack, PhD, History, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley:
How Free is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow
University of Memphis, University Center 308, 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Dr. Litwack will deliver the keynote address at 6:00 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom, University of Memphis campus.


OCTOBER 2010

October 28

Hooks Institute Staff Lunch Meeting with the officers of UofM Registered Student Organizations.


October 14

Hooks Institute Scholars in Critical Race Studies Meeting

Viewing of play: Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson
The Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis, TN, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 2010

September 14

Ben Hooks Tribute

Memorial Tribute to the Late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks and The Hooks Institute's Annual Open House

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theatre | 5:30pm


September 1

Scholars in Critical Race Studies Meeting

Viewing of Franz Fanon Film
University of Memphis, University Center Room 304, 6:00pm - 8:00pm


JUNE 2010

June 28

Legacies of Great Problem Solvers: Dr. Hooks and West Tennessee Civil Rights Activists

Lecture by Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director. African American Summer Institute sponsored by Memphis City Schools
Hollis F. Price Library, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN, 10:00am


June 23

Legacies of Great Problem Solvers: Dr. Hooks and West Tennessee Civil Rights Activists.

Lecture by Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director
African American Summer Institute sponsored by Memphis City Schools
University of Memphis, Patterson Hall, 10:00am


APRIL 2010

April 8-9

Education as a Civil Right and Economic Driver | Annual Conference held by the Hooks Institute

The Keynote Address will be conducted by Steve Perry, founder of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, CT, contributor to Essence Magazine, and featured on CNN's Black in America.


April 7

Good Morning Memphis Interview | Education as a Civil Rights and Economic Driver

Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director, interviews with Good Morning Memphis regarding the Hooks Institute's 2010 Conference, Education as a Civil Right and Economic Driver: Empowering Individuals for the 21st Century and Beyond, April 8-9, 2010
FOX 13 News at 9:00am


April 4

WMC-TV Interview | Education as a Civil Rights and Economic Driver

Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director, interviews with Ben Watson, Reporter, regarding the Hooks Institute's 2010 Conference: Education as a Civil Right and Economic Driver: Empowering Individuals for the 21st Century and Beyond, April 8-9, 2010
WMC-TV 5 at 9:00am


MARCH 2010

March 3

Luncheon with Tennessee State Legislators to Introduce the Hooks Institute's Conference, Education as a Civil Right and Economic Driver

State Capitol, Nashville, TN


FEBRUARY 2010

February 24

The Lessons of Overcoming Katrina: Implications for the Future of New Orleans

D'Ann Penner, PhD, Winner of the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Leadership in Journalism Award for Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond, co-authored with Keith C. Ferdinand and featuring a foreword by Jimmy Carter
Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, 2nd Floor
United States Capitol, Washington, DC


February 17

Overcoming: The Hidden History of Katrina's Fury and of Our Future

D'Ann Penner, PhD, Winner of the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Leadership in Journalism Award for Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond, co-authored with Keith C. Ferdinand and featuring a foreword by Jimmy Carter
University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theatre, 7:00pm


February 11

Black, Jews, Civil Rights: Conflict and Communion

Lecture by Eric Sundquist, Foundation Professor of Literature at UCLA
University of Memphis, 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Hooks Institute, Co-Sponsor


JANUARY 2010

January 15

A Legacy That Lives

Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Institute, Keynote Speaker, and Ken Reardon, PhD, Director of Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning at the University of Memphis
28th Anniversary of the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center at Bridges, Memphis TN, 6:00pm