Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

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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Reflections from STA 2017

Written by Andrew McMahan, Graduate Assistant Last week, November 1-3, I had the privilege of attending the Society of Tennessee Archivists conference in Jonesborough. The conference’s theme this year was “Archives in Action.” I was able to attend some impressive … Continue reading

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Movement ‘68: Honoring 50 Years of Black Student Protests at MTSU

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The Albert Gore Research Center is excited to announce the start of Movement ‘68. What is Movement ‘68? It is a series of events and projects centered on the many waves of black student protests at MTSU … Continue reading

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2017 AGRC Graduate Assistants

  Pictured from Left to Right: University Archivist Donna Baker with Graduate Assistants Kelsey Lamkin, Andrew McMahan, April Blevins, and Zach Kautzman The Albert Gore Research Center employs four graduate students during the academic year. The center serves as a … Continue reading

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