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Schedule 2015

  • January            Group Show: Black History Month
  • February          Group Show: Black History Month
  • March               TBA
  • April                 Angela Myers & Dawn Kimble
  • May                  High School Community Art Show
  • June/July          Centro Cultural Latino De Memphis
  • August             TBA
  • September       George Welty "My Africa"
  • October            TBA
  • November        TBA
  • December        TBA

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Caritas Presents:

Culture and Resistance:
Civil Rights Photography,
Memphis 1968, Coming Nov. 15 - Jan 11

Curated and Organized by Leila I. Hamdan

Civil Rights Show Photo 101





William Leaptrott (February 1968)

This exhibition features a collection of photographs taken during the 1968 sanitation strike in Memphis.  Ms. Hamdan examines the images for visual representations of culture and resistance and offers an alternative narrative to dominate historical accounts.

The modern Civil Rights Movement generated an abundance of photographs documenting the African American fight for economic, political, and social justice and equality.  It was a persistent battle against oppressive forces that operated in powerful positions of legal, social, and economic authority.  Local and national news outlets employed photography as a tool to record events surrounding the African American civil rights struggle.  Many photographs have transcended the historic archive to become iconic images that represent a collective memory of the era.  The archive, however, extends far beyond the published images well known today.

The struggle in Memphis is most often portrayed through images of the 1968sanitation strike and the subsequent assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Local newspapers, primarily the Commercial Appeal and Memphis Press-Scimitar, covered the sanitation strike throughout the duration, but ran stories in support of Mayor Henry Loeb's obstructionist stance against the formation of a union. (Click for more info)

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Latino Art Group

Will present exhibitions, performances, dialogue and art talks through out the summers here at Caritas Village. Centro Cultural Latino de Memphis celebrates and promotes awareness of the Latino cultural richness and diversity, interpreted through the Arts.

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