James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss: Essays celebrate anniversary

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-21 21:07:12

James Meredith's Enrollment At Ole Miss: Essays Celebrate Anniversary

Oct. 1 marks the 60th anniversary of James Meredith’s 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi as the school’s first African-American student. “James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier,” a collection of essays edited by UM professor of journalism Kathleen Wickham, honors this historic milestone with accounts from eyewitnesses, historians, former UM students, journalists and James Meredith himself. 

These diverse perspectives offer a unique, well-rounded examination of segregated Mississippi’s fear-fueled political climate and the deadly riots in the days leading up to…

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