Hooks Calendar of Events: 2014

December 2014

December 17

Hooks FashionNational 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.


December 13

Fashion Afro

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 at approximately 4:42pm.


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 Preservation and Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis


October 2014

October 30

Hooks Institute National Book Award Co-Winner LectureHow It Feels to BE Free

University of Memphis University Center River Room (UC 300)
5:00 pm reception | 6:00 pm lecture

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 McFerrenDaphene McFerren to Speak at Yale

Yale University, 10:30am

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

Hooks Open HouseHooks Open House

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theater, 4:30pm reception, 5:00pm open house

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

ASALH presents Hooks DocumentaryFashion Afro

Peabody Hotel, Mezzanine Level, 6:15pm

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


July 2014

July 30

Fayette Couny Voting LineHooks Institute Teaches Fayette and Haywood County Civil Rights Movement to Shelby County Teachers

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 Preservation and Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis


May 2014

May 16

Rebirth of the DreamMei-Ann Chen

Cannon Center, 7:30pm

The 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's Rebirth of the Dream will demonstrate the undeniable power that music has to unite individuals and communities.


April 2014

April 26

2014 Hooks Institute Annual Join Hand for Change Gala
The Civil Rights Movement and Its Influence on 
Music, Fashion, Culture, and Self-Expression2014gala

The Memphis Hotel (formerly the Marriott) @ I-240 and Perkins, 7 pm

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

Please contact the Hooks Institute for Sponsorship Information at 901.678.2769 or bhi@memphis.edu


February 2014

February 20

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

University of Memphis, University Center Theater, 5:30 pm reception | 6:00 pm lecture

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.