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 in the Administration Building are (l-r): Mardest Knowles, Nellie Peoples, Joseph McGhee, Jr., Ruth Booker and Elijah Noel.
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"Memphis State College integration attempt thwarted, 1954" (2021). University of Memphis. 45.
Memphis State College., University of Memphis., Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis., College integration--Tennessee--Memphis.