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 inside the Administration building are (l-r): Ruth Booker, J.F. Estes (attorney), Rev. Van J. Malone (President, Memphis NAACP), Dovie Booker (obscured by Nellie Peoples), Nellie Peoples and Mardest Knowles. Elijah Noel can just be seen behind Dovie Booker.
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"Memphis State College integration attempt thwarted, 1954" (2021). University of Memphis. 46.
University of Memphis., Memphis State College., Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis., College integration--Tennessee--Memphis.