Once More At The River: From MLK to BLM
Join us as Faculty and Staff from the UofM Department of Journalism and Strategic Media premier a new documentary focused on Memphis and the move #FromSignsToHashtags in the Civil Rights Movement.
Admission is Free and Food will be served prior to the screening of the film.
About the Documentary
“Something is happening in Memphis. Something is happening in our world.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words have continued to echo throughout Memphis since 1968. Activism is still alive in Memphis and has gone from picket signs to hashtags.
In Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM, about 20 local activists and officials reflect on the past fifty years in Memphis, discussing the impact of both activism and the city’s history on the lives of African Americans today. They tell us the story of activism in the city from Dr. King’s assassination to MLK50, the 50th anniversary of his assassination, how it compares to the rest of the US, and what to look forward to in the future of the nation.