Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

Archiving the Gore Center’s Website through the Wayback Machine

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Hopefully, you’ve heard the latest news–we have an updated website: mtsu.edu/gorecenter. MTSU’s department websites were recently switched over to a content management system with unified style and formatting, so now we all truly belong to … Continue reading

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Meet Our Intern!

The Gore Center is happy to introduce Mary DePeder, our Bart Gordon Papers intern for this summer! During the spring semester, the Gore Center held a nationwide search for a graduate student in public history and archives to help process … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: Poor People’s March of 1968

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs.  When civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in April 1968, he and fellow activists were planning … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist On April 4, 1968, James Early Ray murdered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The city’s sanitation workers and public works employees were in the midst of … Continue reading

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Movement 68: Black Student Organizing

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The Black student activism that occurred on MTSU’s campus in the late 1960s was part of a larger national movement. According to historian Dr. Martha Biondi, in her book The Black Revolution on Campus, “Black … Continue reading

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Gore: Freedom of the ballot box is the very essence of democracy

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist In 1965, Senator Albert Gore and his colleagues in Congress considered legislation aimed at dismantling the state and local barriers that prevented black Americans from fully exercising their right to vote granted by the 15th … Continue reading

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Grand Re-Opening: Research the LWV of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County!

Written by Kelsey Lamkin, Graduate Assistant The accretions to the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Records have been processed. The accretions nearly doubled the size of the original records, and now they are ready for researchers! The records … Continue reading

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