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Primary Sources: Civil Rights in America - Events: University of Mississippi (1962)

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Online Sources: University of Mississippi Integration (1962)

James Meredith and the University of Alabama

"James H. Meredith, 29-year-old Negro, is registered at the University of Mississippi only after last ditch attempts by State authorities to bar him from the school. As President Kennedy spoke asking for calm, riots broke out on the campus as students and hangers-on fought with U.S. Marshalls."

in Universal Newsreels. Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood: Universal Pictures Company. Oct 1, 1962.

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