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. This image was probably taken in the Administration Building. From left to right are: Dovie Booker, unidentified woman and man, Elijah Noel, Ruth Booker, Joseph McGhee, Jr., Mardest Knowles, and Nellie Peoples.
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"Memphis State College integration attempt thwarted, 1954" (2021). University of Memphis. 47.
College integration--Tennessee--Memphis., Memphis State College., University of Memphis., Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis.