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“There Will Be No Discrimination”: Race, Power, and the Memphis Flood of 1937

David Welky

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1937 flood of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers was one of the highest and most destructive on record. It affected millions of lives, devastated thousands of towns, and killed hundreds of people. ... More


“Since I Was a Citizen, I Had the Right to Attend the Library”: The Key Role of the Public Library in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis

Steven A. Knowlton

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This essay concerns the fight to desegregate Memphis libraries, which encompassed not only legal challenges but also a 1960 sit-in campaign that inspired direct action protests throughout the city. ... More


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