Tag Archives: Constituent Mail

My Summer at the Gore Center

Written by Mary DePeder, Intern It’s my last week as the Bart Gordon Papers intern this summer and that is certainly cause for a touch of melancholy. As MTSU revs up for another semester with students moving into dorms, milling … 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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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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