Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
In June 1954, a group of African American students attempted to gain admission to Memphis State College but were denied. Standing on the Administration Building steps are (front, left to right) Elijah Noel, Nellie Peoples, Mardest Knowles, Ruth Booker, Joseph McGhee Jr., Rev. Van J. Malone (President, Memphis NAACP), and (back, left to right) J.F. Estes (attorney), and Dovie Booker.
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"Memphis State College integration attempt thwarted, 1954" (2021). University of Memphis. 44.
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis., Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis., Memphis State College., University of Memphis.