Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
The "Memphis State Eight", the first African American students to be admitted to Memphis State University in September 1959 standing near West Hall on Patterson Street. From left: John Simpson, Ralph Prater, Luther McClellan, Marvis LaVerne Kneeland, Bertha Rogers, Eleanor Gandy, Rose Blakney, and Sammie Burnett.
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"Memphis State Eight, Memphis State University, 1959" (2021). University of Memphis. 31.
Memphis State University., College integration--Tennessee--Memphis., Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis., University of Memphis.