The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
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.
Digital Status: Born-digital
Extent: 3 videodiscs (156 min.)
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
African American college students--Tennessee
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Segregation in education--Tennessee