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Memphis State eight: dreamers, thinkers, doers

Repository: Memphis Public Library & Information Center

Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interviews of the Memphis State Eight, 8 African American students who integrated Memphis State College (now University of Memphis) in 1959. The interviews took place at the University of Memphis on April 14, 2006.

Access Copy Note: Available at the Memphis Room of the Benjamin Hooks Central Library of the Memphis and Shelby County Public Library and Information Center as well as branch libraries.

Date(s): 2006

Digital Status: Born-digital

Extent: 3 videodiscs (156 min.)

Language: English

Interviewees: Luther McClellan, Marvis Kneeland, Sammie Johnson, Ralph Prater, Eleanor Gandy, Rose Blakney Love, Bertha Rogers Looney, John Simpson

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American college students--Tennessee
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Civil rights--Cases
College integration
Segregation in education--Tennessee

Genres:

Interviews
Videorecordings

 

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