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An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr.


In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis’s role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement on April 4, 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel. But the essays in this book broaden the scholarly understanding of the black freedom struggle in Memphis. In chronicling the significant events that took place in the city and its citizens’ many contributions to the black freedom struggle, they show how Memphis has been largely overlooked ... More

Keywords: Memphis, civil rights movement, black freedom struggle, sanitation strike, West Tennessee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175515
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aram Goudsouzian, editor
University of Memphis

Charles W. McKinney Jr., editor
Rhodes College

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