Participants Sought for "Telling the Stories of Fayette County, Tennessee" University News
For release: November 12, 2008

For press information, contact The Hooks Institute at or 901-678-3974.

Fayette County, TN
Registration Day, Fayette County, TN Courthouse. The Memphis Commerical Appeal , June 1960, Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries.
Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis invite the public to participate in an oral history project – “Telling the Stories of Fayette County, Tennessee.”

The purpose of the project is to gather and share the stories of individuals who were involved in the Civil Rights era in Fayette County during the 1960s.  We believe it is important to capture that history, and we can do that by giving Fayette County residents a way to share their memories of events that occurred during that period.

We are interested in a variety of perspectives and invite your participation.  If you or someone you know were involved in the Fayette County Civil Rights movement, please contact us by calling  901-678-3974  or by emailing

The deadline to respond is Wednesday, December 3, 2008.

More information about “Telling the Stories of Fayette County, Tennessee”  is available online at

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