The Forrest Hall Protest Collection from the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU consists of over 450+ digital items documenting the debate in the campus community over Forrest Hall and other confederate symbols on the MTSU campus. The materials include digitized photographs, publications, documents, and manuscripts of the individuals and organizations involved in the debate, dating from 1930-present.
Image: Photo of Amber Perkins, student protester and one of the leaders of Students Against Forrest Hall, 2007
Collection: Forrest Hall Protest Collection
Description: The Forrest Hall Protest Collection exists in order to collect, preserve, and provide access to the documents, accounts, and history of the individuals and organizations involved in the debate over the name of Forrest Hall and other Confederate symbols on MTSU’s campus. Albert Gore Research Center has a strong presence in the Middle Tennessee region, and has an obligation to the students, the local community, and future scholarship to document the current events on campus in their connection to the university’s history. The repository is important for institutional memory, student movements, history of discrimination in institutions, civil rights history and memory, and Lost Cause memory.
Primary contact: Sarah Calise (bio)