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   Dr. Charles Hughes Presents "Got What I Got The Hard Way:" Rethinking the "Memphis Sound"

   Date : Wednesday, 17 October 2012       From : 6:30pm   To : 8:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Barret 300 Lobby

   Event Description :

Dr. Charles Hughes, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow of Rhodes' Memphis Center, will present "Got What I Got the Hard Way: Rethinking the Memphis Sound." Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Barret Library 300 Lobby.

Hughes' current research focuses on race and the recording industry in the U.S. South from 1960 to 1980, and he is working on article-length projects about the career of the Staple Singers, the impact of rural electrification projects on popular music, and the activities of the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers, an all-black activist organization that made a major impact on the recording industry in the 1960s and 1970s.

For more information, contact Dr. Milton Moreland of the Rhodes Memphis Center at or 901-843-3831.

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