A group of Mid-South students helped make history 53 years ago. They participated in one of the first sit-in movements in Memphis.
Five LeMoyne-Owen College students, sat-in at the Walgreens in downtown off Main Street.
Grace Austin Meacham was one of those students.
She said although waitress would not serve them and the managers told them the store was closed.
The group of students continued to sit and read their books peacefully.
"They told us that there was a bomb threat," said Meacham. "That we had to leave there was a bomb threat, but we continued to sit. We actually sat there 3 hours before the police came and we were told were under arrest."