Shirletta J. Kinchen

Shirletta J. Kinchen is an associate professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville.  She is the author of "Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975." 

Memphis campus looks back 50 years at the Black Student Association sit-ins

By Published: April 15, 2019 4:42 PM CT

In the late 1960s, African-American students at Memphis State would not settle for second-class citizenship, especially when they paid tuition like their white counterparts, and their parents’ tax dollars supported the institution like the parents of their white counterparts. So they organized.

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