Evolving Philosophies in the Civil Rights Movement
A lecture by Dr. Charles McKinney
National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee
Wednesday, July 15 at Noon
On Wednesday, July 15, Dr. Charles McKinney, Director of African American Studies at Rhodes College, will deliver a lunch lecture at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. His presentation, “Evolving Philosophies in the Civil Rights Movement,” is part of the museum’s lunch lecture series.
Dr. Charles McKinney arrived to Rhodes College via Morehouse College and Duke University. His current research focuses on civil rights actions in rural North Carolina. He states, “I’ve been fascinated by the under researched phenomenon of mass-based protest and community struggle that takes place far removed from the urban centers of the South. It’s one thing to march, organize and boycott under the glare of city lights and press cameras. It’s quite another thing to march, organize and boycott in areas that major networks have never heard of and will likely never seek to find. The rules of engagement change significantly in this instance. To put it another way: whom do you call when the people shooting into your house at night are deputy sheriff’s officers?”
Dr. McKinney’s presentation begins at noon, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the National Civil Rights Museum at (901) 521-9699.