For release: November 12, 2008
For press information, contact The Hooks Institute at email@example.com or 901-678-3974.
Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social
Change at the University of Memphis invite the public to participate in an oral history
project – “Telling the Stories of Fayette County, Tennessee.”
Registration Day, Fayette County, TN Courthouse. The Memphis Commerical Appeal , June
1960, Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries.
The purpose of the project is to gather and share the stories of individuals who were
involved in the Civil Rights era in Fayette County during the 1960s. We believe it
is important to capture that history, and we can do that by giving Fayette County
residents a way to share their memories of events that occurred during that period.
We are interested in a variety of perspectives and invite your participation. If
you or someone you know were involved in the Fayette County Civil Rights movement,
please contact us by calling 901-678-3974 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to respond is Wednesday, December 3, 2008.
More information about “Telling the Stories of Fayette County, Tennessee” is available
online at www.fayettestories.org