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Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction

Location: 
University of Memphis, University Center Theater
On May 20-21, 2016, the University of Memphis will host "Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction." The culmination of a semester-long series of lectures, workshops, discussions, and book talks, this symposium will feature historians and scholars from across the country, including Robert K. Sutton, Chief Historian of the National Park Service.  Together, their presentations and the ensuing discussions will pry open what has for 150-years been the carefully concealed history of Reconstruction, its legacies, and the significant role that Memphis played in both. Please join us as we reflect collectively on a wave of terror that rocked a city and changed a nation.
 
Free and open to the public, "Memories of a Massacre" will take place at the University of Memphis, University Center Theater. Travel directions and parking information are available on the University Center website.  A block of rooms has been reserved for Thursday and Friday nights at the Holiday Inn Memphis-University of Memphis. Please call 901-678-8200 and mention the Memphis Massacre Symposium or go online and use the booking code MMS on or before midnight May 1st, 2016.  The group discounted room rate is $125.00 per room per night plus taxes. 
 
A preview of the program, the speakers, and the titles of their presentations, is available here.
 
Humanities Tennessee is a proud sponsor of this project.
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