Memphis, TN – Lucy, perhaps the most well-known hominid, was discovered by Don Johanson and Tom Gray in 1974. Johanson told Candice Ludlow that a girlfriend of his had a hand in naming Lucy after the discovery - and it had to do with a tape that they'd been playing regularly.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, founded in 1908 at Howard University, is the oldest sorority established by African American college women. The membership works to provide leadership in cutting across racial, geographical, political, physical, and social barriers to provide service in an increasingly complex world. Today, AKA has a worldwide membership of over 200,000. AKA has a strong presence in Memphis, with branches at LeMoyne Owen, Rhodes, Christian Brothers, and the University of Memphis.
Memphis, TN – Dr. David Richards of the University of Memphis offers his opinion on upcoming legislation in the Tennessee State Legislature that would punish companies with business interests in Sudan.
Dr. David Richards is the Co-Director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project. For more information, visit http://www.humanrightsdata.org.