Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Three of the first African American students to be admitted to Memphis State University, known later as the Memphis State Eight, in September 1959. L to r: Rose Blakney, Bertha Rogers and Marvis LaVerne Kneeland. The three white students are not identified.
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"Memphis State Eight, Memphis State University, 1959" (2021). University of Memphis. 40.
Memphis State University., College integration--Tennessee--Memphis., Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis, University of Memphis.