2023 Fall

Classes are free  with your  UMASC Membership


Memphis – City of Lights and Broken Dreams

Instructor: Mike Bell

Mondays • 8 classes • 9/18-11/13 (No class 10/9) • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Class size 5-35 students
18 seats remaining
Location: Jewett 190


Memphis TN is a city that has witnessed so much history, and not all of it positive. From its birth as a part of the economic boon along the Mississippi River, to its heyday as the center of a musical renaissance, and to its current struggles with racial issues, Memphis is a city that keeps looking forward.  This class will open your eyes to a largely forgotten story that can teach us a great deal as we continue the great American experiment.

Mike Bell loves American history! With a master’s degree in both history and teaching, and an undergrad degree in political science, he has enjoyed a varied career in teaching and historical interpretation. Mike appeared on a History Channel special about PT 109, and for over 20 years, he has portrayed many historical figures, including Butch Cassidy and Sam Houston.