MONTGOMERY, AL - ASU President William H. Harris was on CNN Friday morning to discuss the University's recent actions to honor students from the historic 1960 Sit-in Movement with degrees at ASU's Spring Commencement Exercises.
President William H. Harris discussed the University's recent historic action of conferring degrees for the nine students expelled for their participation in the historic 1960 Sit-in Movement in Montgomery.
Three of those nine students -- St. John Dixon, James McFadden and Joseph Peterson -- walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during ASU's 281st Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 8.
They all were part of a group of ASU students who marched to the then-segregated cafeteria in the Montgomery courthouse on Feb. 25, 1960, to stage a peaceful protest. Police forced the students to leave the building.