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Three Students Sought for Questioning in Investigation of James Meredith Statue Vandalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late Thursday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday morning of the University of Mississippi’s James Meredith statue, according to the university chief of police, Calvin Sellers.          Sellers said the University Police DepartmentRead the story …

James Meredith’s Integration of Ole Miss Noted by Freedom Trail Marker

A historic day in the Civil Rights Movement is recalled in the latest Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker unveiled today at The University of Mississippi campus, which commemorates James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss in 1962. Video by Mary Stanton.

Video: James Meredith’s Integration of Ole Miss Noted by Freedom Trail Marker

A historic day in the Civil Rights Movement is recalled in the latest Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker unveiled today at The University of Mississippi campus, which commemorates James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss in 1962.

REBELS: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss

“Rebels: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss” tells the incredible true story of one man’s mission for equality and a state that would do everything in its power to stop him.

REBELS: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss

On October 1st 1962, James Meredith became the first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi. His journey to Ole Miss began with the state of Mississippi’s denial and open defiance to the federal court’s mandate of his admission and ended on the night of September 30th as thousands of armed protestors rioted againstRead the story …

James Meredith’s Family Available for Questions

Judith Meredith and John Meredith, the wife and son of James Meredith, are available to answer questions at 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 26) at the University of Mississippi Civil Rights Monument between the Lyceum and the J.D. Williams Library. James Meredith was the first black student admitted to the university in 1962. For more information,Read the story …

Meet James “Blind Jim” Ivy

African-American was a beloved fixture at Ole Miss games decades ago

While James Meredith will always be the first African-American to attend The University of Mississippi as as a student, there was another man whose presence and influence on campus long preceded him. His name was James Ivy, but he was best known by his nickname, “Blind Jim”. For 60 years, he was a peanut venderRead the story …

Sun Herald: Ole Miss photojournalism students chronicle Meredith Anniversary

Along with their professor at the Meek School of Journalism, Ole Miss photojournalism students captured the images and voices in this multimedia piece focusing on the 50-year anniversary of James Meredith’s integration into the University of Mississippi. Read the story

Legacies of the Battles of Ole Miss: The Meredith Crisis and the 1965 Southern Literary Festival

It’s always a useful exercise for any individual to examine strongly held beliefs to seek to understand how he came to hold them. And for some of us it’s equally important to attempt to record this process of self-discovery in writing. That’s what I seek to do in this essay with regard to my retrospectiveRead the story …

UM Tribute Set for Professor James W. Silver

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly 50 years after he left the University of Mississippi in a storm of controversy, the late James W. Silver, a history professor and author of a well-known book on repression during the segregation era, will be honored by the university in a pair of programs Sept. 30. A new body ofRead the story …