The Sou’wester

Mary Thomas holds Ally of the Year award immediately after the Campus Life Awards.

Mary Thomas ’21, named Ally of the Year, speaks out against the award

Mary Thomas '21, Contributor June 10, 2019

This past spring semester, sitting with my family in the McCallum Ballroom, I was honored to receive the Ally of the Year award. I was very surprised, and the adrenaline of an unexpected award fueled my...

The film Black Panther incorporates aspects of the afro-futurism genre.

The past, present, future of afro-futurism

Samuel Walter '22, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct 23, The Memphis Centered program held a panel with four writers to discuss Afro-futurism. The name of the Genre itself was coined in the mid-1990s, but the genre began to appear as early...

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a gaggle of reporters

Justice through Journalism: Wendi Thomas lectures on civil rights, Memphis history

Taylor Stone '22, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 4, The Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes hosted Wendi Thomas, award-winning journalist and editor and publisher of the MLK50: Justice through Journalism project, to participate...

Memphis remembers 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s assassination

Memphis remembers 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

Pramrika Sriram '21, City Editor April 20, 2018

The world turned its attention to Memphis for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel. The National Civil Rights Museum and numerous local organizations...

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