The Fayette County Collection. In 2006, the University of Memphis acquired the papers of activists of the Fayette
County, Tennessee Civil Rights Movement. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, and documents created during
the events. The Fayette County collection also contains historically rich audio and video interviews with the activists. Both the Hooks and the Fayette County collections contain contemporaneous records
of local and national events that comprise the Civil Rights Movement. These papers add historical depth to existing materials on the struggle for civil
rights, such as the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike Collection, held in Special Collections
at the University of Memphis.