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   Lecture by Benjamin Houston '99 on Nashville's Racial History and Change

   Date : Tuesday, 3 September 2013       From : 4:30pm   To : 5:30pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Blount/Buckman Lobby


   Event Description :

Nashville is famous for fostering a cadre of activists uniquely devoted to Gandhian nonviolent action during the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins. But equally telling legacies are present in other elements of the city's racial history.

Dr. Benjamin Houston, a 1999 Rhodes alumnus and author of The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City, will present a lecture titled "A Manner of Segregation: Racial Etiquette and Racial Change in Nashville, Tennessee."

Free and open to the public, the event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall and will examine the intricate racial etiquette that governed Nashville's Jim Crow relations and how it shaped and defined later civil rights activism while encoding racial and class divisions into daily interactions.

Houston is a lecturer at Newcastle University in England. For more information, contact the Rhodes Department of History at (901) 843-3662.



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