On July 10, 2016, hundreds of Memphis protestors blocked the I-40 bridge to raise awareness for black voices in Memphis. Iconic photos show Interim Police Director Mike Rallings walking arm in arm with protestors on the bridge.
Just a friendly reminder. There are a lot of organizations and individuals doing amazing work under the banner of "Black Lives Matter".
We are the only chapter in Memphis recognized by the national Black Lives Matter network, which was founded by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors.
A nonprofit reporting project about economic justice. Supported by the Center for Community Change. In partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration. We dream. We disrupt. We persist.
"The Hooks Institute's mission of teaching, studying, and promoting civil rights and social change is reflected in its programming, which includes funding faculty research and community service projects; hosting conferences, symposia, and lectures; and promoting and recognizing local and national scholarship on civil and human rights."
"The office is home to several student organizations, including the Black Student Association, Black Scholars Unlimited, Empowered Men of Color (EMOC), the Hispanic Student Association, and the University of Memphis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). All UofM students are encouraged to join these organizations, and can visit the office in 223 University Center for more information."
"Our mission is to help students to develop a solid knowledge base in African and African American studies as well as to acquire analytical skills and approaches that will enhance understanding of historical and contemporary issues associated with the experience of Africans and African Americans."