How HBCU Students Impacted the Civil Rights Movement
Patricia and Priscilla Stephens
As a student at Florida A&M University, Patricia Stephens led protests to integrate lunch counters, theaters and swimming pools. At 20, she and her older sister, Priscilla, mobilized students at FAMU to do sit-ins at Woolworth's in 1960. It took Stephens 10 years to graduate from FAMU because she was suspended for her dedication to protests.