Memphis Moment: Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, by Steve Pike
Memphis, TN – Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin (1913-1995) was dubbed the Poet Laureate of the River at the 1976 Mid-South Festival. This was a fitting title for a man who not only produced a large quantity of poetry, but who also invented a new style of verse. Beaudoin's creations, called Eye-Poems, were a combination of words and pictures and represented a whole new style of poetic verse with imagery.
Memphis Moment: Marion Post Wolcott, by Steve Pike.
Memphis, TN – On July 14, 1938, photographer Marion Post Wolcott was offered a job with the Farm Securities Administration. She was one of many photographers hired to produce a picture of life during the Great Depression. These photographs introduced urban Americans to the harsh realities of life in small towns and on farms and ranches.
04-22-2010: Frances Dancy Hooks - a Memphis Moment, by Steve Pike
Memphis, TN – Frances Dancy Hooks was born in 1927 in Memphis. She received degrees from Fisk and Tennessee State and has studied at the Memphis Theological Seminary. She has worked with her late husband, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, a president of the N.A.A.C.P., in a fight for racial equality.