Civil Rights en Miles Vanderhorst Lynk <p>Miles Vanderhorst Lynk&nbsp;had an historic career, pioneering for minority rights in the Mid-South medical community.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 14413 at Miles Vanderhorst Lynk Amy Wood On Lynching, Anti-Lynching, And Honoring A Legacy <p>Host Jonathan Judaken talks with author and professor <a href=";ID=alwood&amp;dept=History">Amy Wood</a> about her book,<em> <a href="">Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940</a></em>. &nbsp;In her book, "Wood examines how lynching, as a spectacle, borrowed much from the practice of public executions that still occurred in the early 1900s. Lynching was also shaped by the traditions of evangelical Christianity.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:25:09 +0000 Jonathan Judaken & Justin Willingham 33839 at Amy Wood On Lynching, Anti-Lynching, And Honoring A Legacy Civil Rights Educator Maxine Smith Dies At 83 <p></p><p>When Maxine Smith was born in Memphis in 1929, the city was segregated by race.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Smith graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at age 15. She attended </span>Spelman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College in Atlanta, where she knew Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., who had also graduated high school early and was attending the nearby </span>Morehouse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“He was a nerd,” Smith recalled years later.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:57:44 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 30054 at Civil Rights Educator Maxine Smith Dies At 83 Interview with Eric Foner <p>Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University is one of this country's most prominent historians.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:31:16 +0000 Jonathan Judaken & Justin Willingham 18225 at Interview with Eric Foner Frances Dancy Hooks <p>February 23rd is the birthday of a remarkable woman, Frances Dancy Hooks. In 1949, Mrs. Hooks, wife and steadfast partner of the late Benjamin Hooks, began a career in education that would span 24 years.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:42:03 +0000 Steve Pike 9376 at Frances Dancy Hooks