- By John Rone, Special to My Life
- Posted September 18, 2013 at 3 a.m.
Beginning Tuesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and continuing each Tuesday through Oct. 22, the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer a class on music icon Elvis Presley. “Elvis Presley and America,” will be taught by Dr. Charles Hughes of Rhodes’ Department of History.
The course will examine Presley’s life and career and explore what they tell about the broader history of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Few figures in U.S. history have been as compelling and controversial as Presley. Even 35 years after his death, fans still purchase his recordings and come to Memphis to visit Graceland, Sun Studios and other landmarks. At the same time, from the pages of scholarship to the stages of American Idol, his legacy remains a potent subject of discussion and debate.
Tuition for the class is $150. To enroll, call the Meeman Center at 901-843-3965.
John Rone is director of the Meeman College for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College.
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