Stax oral histories offer a compelling narrative of a critical point in Memphis’ musical and political past.
News and Feature Articles
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Memphis Star covered the city's music scene. Rhodes students are making sure that history stays alive.
In 1968, Michael Johnson at LeMoyne-Owen College asked students who marched in support of the striking Memphis sanitation workers to write about their experience. Today, Rhodes students are ensuring that these riveting slivers of history become available to the public.
Three repositories of periodicals and memorabilia belonging to Vincent Astor ’75, a longtime Memphis gay rights activist, are serving as ongoing resources for Rhodes students interested in LGBT issues, historical preservation, and public history.
The decline of honey bee populations due to pesticide use and climate change has been the buzz for quite some time, so Eilidh Jenness ’17 and other Rhodes students have begun donning beekeeper suits and learning ways to help these “pollination superstars” thrive.
Rhodes College is proud to announce Dr. Kendra G. Hotz as the first holder of the newly created Robert R. Waller Chair in Population Health.
Rhodes College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018's list of small colleges and universities strong in international studies and in business.
Since January, eight Rhodes faculty members have been leading book discussions for a group of 24 “residents” at the Women's Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.