Hooks Institute takes long view of city in new U of M home

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 07, 2024 10:33 AM CT | Published: April 12, 2024 10:13 PM CT

Daphene McFerren grew up among people who knew how to make a difference. Her parents, John and Viola McFerren, are folk heroes in Fayette County for helping organize Tent City in the 1960s.


Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change University of Memphis Daphene McFerren
Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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