James Meredith 60th anniversary events planned at University of Miss.

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James Meredith 60th Anniversary Events Planned At University Of Miss.

Oct. 1 will mark 60 years since era icon James Meredith desegregated the University of Mississippi.

The anniversary will be marked by a number of events beginning in September and continuing through July of next year.

Meredith’s push to desegregate one of the most prominent segregated universities in America was a key moment of the Civil Rights Era and culminated in him being escorted onto campus in the Fall of 1962 by armed soldiers.

The night before, a riot on campus resulted in two deaths and hundreds of injuries. It required 30,000 troops to quell the mob and enroll the…

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