Evolving Philosophies in the Civil Rights Movement

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 titled “Evolving Philosophies in the Civil Rights Movement.”

If We So Choose

“If We So Choose” is a documentary short film introducing audiences to the people in Athens, Georgia who not only lived through Jim Crow separatism but fought against it and won.

Food for Thought: Rock Hill Sit-ins

The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happens this week. Signed July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act outlawed ingrained forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, as well as women. It also ended strict and biased voter registration requirements and public segregation in schools, at … Continued

How to Eat to Live

“How to Eat to Live” explores the alternative foodways of various black nationalist groups in the wake of the civil rights movement.

Jackson Sit In

Counter Histories: Jackson

In this film we hear from Colia Clark, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Bill Minor, Daphne Chamberlain and Reverend Ed King about the historic sit-in at the 1963 Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi.

Food for Thought: Nashville Sit-ins

The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happens this week. Signed July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act outlawed ingrained forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, and national and religious minorities. It also ended strict and biased voter registration requirements and public segregation in schools, at the workplace, and … Continued

Food for Thought: Greensboro Sit-ins

The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happens this week. Signed July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act outlawed ingrained forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, as well as women. It also ended strict and biased voter registration requirements and public segregation in schools, at … Continued