MLK50 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens


January 24: Munch and Learn, 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Winegardner Auditorium: Civil Rights Photography & Memphis Newspapers: Visualizing the Sanitation Strike by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, Associate Professor, Department of Art, American, African-American, African Arts, Coordinator African Diaspora Arts-Visual Cultures, University of Memphis                                    

This Munch and Learn presentation will examine the complexities of visualizing the Sanitation Strike in Memphis while paying close attention to issues of race. It will discuss the morgue file of the Press-Scimitar newspaper (photographs, clippings, and ephemera) as a critical resource for examining the Civil Rights movement in the city. This archive is now housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection/Special Collections at the University of Memphis Library.

February 28:  Munch and Learn, 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Winegardner Auditorium: MLK 50 by Noelle Trent, PhD, Director of Interpretation, Collections, and Education, National Civil Rights Museum

Noelle Trent will discuss the National Civil Rights Museum’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination from a historic and contemporary perspective.

April 2018Art to Grow: MLK50 Collaborative Circles project

April 4: Reflection on a Legacy 

Free admission to the galleries and gardens today.

Be inspired once again as we turn the Dixon’s auditorium into a space to hear and reflect on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His voice lives on in the recordings of his speeches, especially the albums that were pressed during his life. We’ll put the needle on the vinyl, but feel free to turn the record over at the end of side A.

June 27:  Munch and Learn, 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Winegardner Auditorium: Music with a Message by Tim Sampson, Communications Director, Soulsville Foundation


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