‘We had to send a message’

1969 Black Student Association members recount experiences at University of Memphis

By Published: April 14, 2019 7:14 AM CT

Some of the 109 BSA members arrested in the University of Memphis administration building 50 years ago this month returned Friday as a plaque noting the sit-in protest was unveiled where they were handcuffed in 1969.


Black Student Association Carolyn Goodwin-Willett David Acey James Pope University of Memphis
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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