Memphis School Desegregation at 50

University of Memphis Law school professor Daniel Kiel has spent years collecting stories of the original desegregation of the Memphis City… read more

University of Memphis Law school professor Daniel Kiel has spent years collecting stories of the original desegregation of the Memphis City Schools in October 1961. His work takes a look at the history of desegregation and its legacy fifty years later. He presented video clips from oral histories of people who were part of the first desegregated class, when two separate communities combined as one. He talked about the lessons that apply as the community moves toward unifying the city schools of Memphis with the Shelby County school systems. Professor Kiel talked with Ms. Peiser and offered a long-view look at public education in Memphis and Shelby County.

“Memphis School Desegregation at 50” was a program of the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s conversation series. It was held at the University of Memphis law school. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Daniel Kiel Assistant Professor University of Memphis->Humphreys (Cecil C.) School of Law
  • Judy Peiser Co-Founder and Director Center for Southern Folklore

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Memphis School Desegregation at 50

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Program ID:
299676-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Aug 20, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 2011

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  • Aug 20, 2011 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2011 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2011 | 2:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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