Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Dr. Cecil Humphreys, the president of Memphis State University, trying to calm students during the flagpole protest on May 5, 1970, in the wake of the Kent State University killings the day before. Some students wanted to lower the flag near the Administration Building to half-mast to commemorate the four students who died at Kent State. Dr. Humphreys eventually worked out a resolution and after a day of unease, calm returned to the campus.
1970 May 5
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"Memphis State University President Humphreys and students during the Kent State protest, 1970" (2021). University of Memphis. 15.
Memphis State University., Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States., Humphreys, Cecil C. (Cecil Clarence), 1914-, Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970.