Hooks Calendar of Events: 2011


December 31

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

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 2011 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy.


November 9

Hooks Institute National Book Award Lecture | Judy Richardson, Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

Lecture by Judy Richardson, one of six editors of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Winner of the 2010 National Hooks Institute Book Award.

University Center Bluff Room, 6:30-8 pm. This event is free and open to the public.


September 14

The Hooks Institute's Annual Open House

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theatre | 2:30pm

APRIL 2011

April 30

The Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps presents the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks 1st Annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Proceeds to benefit the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum

April 7

Hooks Roundtable

A Session to Structure a Civil and Human Rights Conference in April 2012 to Explore the Evolution of the Civil and Human Rights Movements
University of Memphis, Rose Theatre Entertainment Lobby, 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 4

An Evening with Dr. Allan Boesak

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church and Memphis Theological Seminary presents: An Evening with Dr. Allan Boesak: Pastor, Human Rights Activist, Martin Luther King Scholar, and leader of the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa, 7:00pm


February 17 & 19

Freedom's Front Line

A Hooks Institute documentary on the struggle to gain the right to vote by African Americans in Fayette County, TN.
WKNO-TV (Memphis) Channel 10, Feb. 17 at 7:30pm and Feb. 19 at 2:30pm

February 10

Fiftieth Anniversary of the publication of Franz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth

Featuring Lewis Gordon, PhD, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy, Temple University
University Center, University of Memphis, 6:00pm Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Hooks Institute, Co-Sponsor