© 2024 WKNO FM
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Modern Day Memphis -- A Product of the Civil War

Next week, on April 9, thousands will gather in Appomattox, Virginia to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. While the city of Memphis spent most of the war years under Union control, the city would play a major role as a beacon of freedom for many enslaved people, says Rhodes College history professor Timothy S. Huebner.

Timothy S. Huebner is Sternberg Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Rhodes College.  His book, Liberty and Union:  The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism, is forthcoming in 2016.  Learn more about him at http://www.rhodes.edu/history/20463_20496.asp

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.