Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
LaVerne Kneeland (left) and Rosie Blakney, among the first Black students admitted to Memphis State University and later known as the Memphis Eight, on the first day of classes, September 18, 1959.
1959 September 18
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