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Each of the websites we celebrate help bring to life civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s to the world-a world that must find solutions to continuing civil and human rights problems today.

The Tent City website chronicles the struggles and victories of civil rights era activists in Fayette County, Tennessee. This was true grassroots movement that began in 1959. Many participants were local sharecroppers who ended up being evicted for their homes and ended up living in tents because they exercised their constitutional right to register to vote.

The Mapping Civil Rights History site is an interactive map of the Mid-south that marks the locations of important local civil rights era landmarks, including those related to the 1968 sanitation workers' strike. People can zoom in on the different locations and learn about the events that took place there.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.







Hooks Institute Works for a Better Memphis

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Hooks Institute Policy Papers

The Hooks Institute funded the research of University of Memphis faculty members to uncover the underlying socioeconomic problems and racial disparities in the City of Memphis. Its aim is to inform the public as well as policy makers about the problems in our city in the hope significant change can be realized. Please click here to download this publication.


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