Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Podcast - Aram Goudsouzian
Aram Goudsouzian's previous two books looked at the lives of actor/director Sidney Poitier and basketball legend Bill Russell, who were major cultural icons during the 1960s in their fields, as well as in the push for Civil Rights. In his new book, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear, Goudsouzian (chair of the history department at the University of Memphis) looks at a compressed time period of the June 1966 march from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi, as well as the multitude of personalities and organizations on both sides of the racial divide.
Goudsouzian will give a lecture at Rhodes College on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.), and a reading and signing at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on Monday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m.