In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

June 6, 1966: James Meredith was shot by Aubrey James Norvell at the start of his solitary march from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith pulled himself to cover near a parked car after being shot. Other marchers and newsmen took cover behind another car. Jack R. Thornell’s post-sh...June 6, 1966: James Meredith was shot by Aubrey James Norvell at the start of his solitary march from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith pulled himself to cover near a parked…

June 6, 1966: James Meredith was shot by Aubrey James Norvell at the start of his solitary march from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith pulled himself to cover near a parked car after being shot. Other marchers and newsmen took cover behind another car. Jack R. Thornell’s post-sh...June 6, 1966: James Meredith was shot by Aubrey James Norvell at the start of his solitary march from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith pulled himself to cover near a parked…

James Meredith Biography - Biography of James Meredith

Ross Barnett, Mississippi Governer - Biography

James Meredith Biography - Biography of James Meredith

#Onthisday in 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi despite the rioting of white supremacists and fellow students.

#Onthisday in 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi despite the rioting of white supremacists and fellow students.

Civil rights activist James Meredith is recognized as the first black person to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. James Howard Meredith was born on June 25, 1933, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm with nine siblings. Growing up, Meredith endured racism almost daily. His fir...Civil rights activist James Meredith is recognized as the first black person to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. James Howard Meredith was born on June 25, 1933, in Kosciusko…

Civil rights activist James Meredith is recognized as the first black person to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. James Howard Meredith was born on June 25, 1933, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm with nine siblings. Growing up, Meredith endured racism almost daily. His fir...Civil rights activist James Meredith is recognized as the first black person to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. James Howard Meredith was born on June 25, 1933, in Kosciusko…

James Meredith - The 1st African American to attend the University of Mississippi. Meredith is a civil rights leader who is against the term "civil rights," feeling it is wrongly set apart from the term "rights"

James Meredith - The 1st African American to attend the University of Mississippi. Meredith is a civil rights leader who is against the term "civil rights," feeling it is wrongly set apart from the term "rights"

James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi

Integrating Ole Miss: A Transformative, Deadly Riot

James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi

USS Helm (DD-388) A Bagley-class destroyer, named for Rear Admiral James Meredith Helm. The ship received 11 battle stars for her service in WWII.

USS Helm (DD-388) A Bagley-class destroyer, named for Rear Admiral James Meredith Helm. The ship received 11 battle stars for her service in WWII.

"What any human being can do in life depends upon the foundation laid between birth and age five." -James Meredith

James Meredith: What I've Learned

"What any human being can do in life depends upon the foundation laid between birth and age five." -James Meredith

Photos of James Meredith's first day of classes at the University of Mississippi. The images are now a part of the Ed Meek Collection at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.    " [...] And then it's just Meredith, sitting among empty desks littered with books and bags left by students in a rush to flee a room he's in — because he's in it."

History Photographed, Then Hidden

Photos of James Meredith's first day of classes at the University of Mississippi. The images are now a part of the Ed Meek Collection at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. " [...] And then it's just Meredith, sitting among empty desks littered with books and bags left by students in a rush to flee a room he's in — because he's in it."

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