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Tennesseans Respond: Brown v. Board of Education

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Today, May 17, marks the 65th anniversary of the 1954 United States Supreme Court decision in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and determined “separate … 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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Tennesseans Respond: The Revolts of 1967

WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs. Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist This week marks 50 years since the black community in Detroit protested police brutality, segregated housing and schools, and rising … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: The Rosenberg Trial

Written by Sarah Calise, Project Archivist On August 11, 1950, Ethel Rosenberg was arrested on the charge of conspiracy to commit espionage against the United States. Her husband, Julius, was arrested a month earlier. They were accused of passing along … Continue reading

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