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On October 1, 1962, after multiple attempts, the University of Mississippi was integrated. The student was James Meredith, a 29-year-old black air force veteran and Mississippi native. Meredith applied to the all-white university in 1961. HeOn October 1, 1962, after multiple attempts, the University of Mississippi was integrated. The student was James Meredith, a 29-year-old black air force veteran and Mississippi native. Meredith applied to the all-white university in 1961. He was initially…

On October 1, 1962, after multiple attempts, the University of Mississippi was integrated. The student was James Meredith, a 29-year-old black air force veteran and Mississippi native. Meredith applied to the all-white university in 1961. HeOn October 1, 1962, after multiple attempts, the University of Mississippi was integrated. The student was James Meredith, a 29-year-old black air force veteran and Mississippi native. Meredith applied to the all-white university in 1961. He was initially…

October 1, 1962, marks the admission of the first African-American student, James Meredith to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), which is one of the supporters of the Old South. According to famous historians, the integration of Ole Miss started with the eruption of the Oxford town that invol...October 1, 1962, marks the admission of the first African-American student, James Meredith to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), which is one of the supporters of the Old South…

October 1, 1962, marks the admission of the first African-American student, James Meredith to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), which is one of the supporters of the Old South. According to famous historians, the integration of Ole Miss started with the eruption of the Oxford town that invol...October 1, 1962, marks the admission of the first African-American student, James Meredith to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), which is one of the supporters of the Old South…

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The University of Mississippi accepted its first African American student.

James Meredith (left) with Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers. Evers, who had applied to Ole Miss law school in 1954 and was 'mysteriously denied,' would mentor Meredith through the thorny process of admission. When Meredith was denied despite being qualified, Evers would bring in the full weight of the NAACP legal team to attack the problem.

James Meredith (left) with Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers. Evers, who had applied to Ole Miss law school in 1954 and was 'mysteriously denied,' would mentor Meredith through the thorny process of admission. When Meredith was denied despite being qualified, Evers would bring in the full weight of the NAACP legal team to attack the problem.

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