These former Memphis State (now University of Memphis) students were among those who protested conditions at the university in 1969.
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University of Memphis sit-in commemoration looks back and forward

NNPA NEWSWIRE — On April 23, 1969, 75 BSA members at the University of Memphis staged a sit-in at then-President Cecil Humphreys’ office because he refused to provide $1,750 to bring U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the first black person to be elected from New York to Congress, to speak to the association. […read more]