Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 1 – 3PM
Presentation by Leila Hamdan at the Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on preserving family history with photographs and accompanying documentation, as well as, investigating how these family archives can aid historians, scholars, and artists with interpreting history and challenging dominant narratives and collective memories.
Elmyra Williams born in Memphis, TN 1909
Elmyra Williams with young female students of South Jackson High School in Memphis, TN. Graduation 1922
I drive by these two buildings every day – cemented and bricked on Vance Avenue in Memphis, TN, between R. S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first memorial service was held, April 5, 1968. The combined images visually represent the transformative and flexible nature of culture and history in Memphis – temporary and adaptable over time.
Images of Culture