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Bennett Speaks at TEDxNashville

Media Studies Associate Professor Sybril Bennett spoke April 6 at the TEDxNashville “Next” event at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Click here to view the lecture.

Bennett’s lecture was based on research she conducted for her soon-to-be released book, Innovate:Lessons from the Underground Railroad, in which she compares the Internet to the Underground Railroad. Her talk showed how the forming of flash mobs to escort escaped Africans to safety and the discussions of freedom, access, boundaries and privacy show how the past continues to be a part of the future.

An article previewing her lecture was featured on the front page of the April 4 issue of The Tennessee Tribune.

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