a timeline of the admissions application of James Meredith, to Ole Miss's denial, the involvement of then governor Ross Barnett, and the riots beginning after the intervention of the federal government under John F. Kennedy...and fifty years later, in Oct. 2012...
James Meredith Integrated Ole Miss, Oct. 1962...but later on he took on another major effort to organize and promote voter registration in his home state, but was shot on the way of his public march near...Hernando, Ms..During this time, Meredith organized and led a civil rights march, the March Against Fear from Memphis, to Jackson, Ms, beginning on June 6, 1966. This was his public effort to encourage blacks to register and vote after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
James Meredith is shown as he was registered as a student at the University of Mississippi by Register Robert Ellis in Oxford, Miss., on Oct. 1, 1962. (AP)
JUNE 6, 1966 | JAMES MEREDITH, 32-year-old Civil Rights Activist began his SOLO 220-MILE MARCH AGAINST FEAR in Memphis and was heading for Jackson to show his fellow Black Citizens how to stand up to White Authority and also to ENCOURAGE them to REGISTER to VOTE. JAMES MEREDITH, was the FIRST BLACK MAN to brave the COLOUR BAR at the UNIVERSITY of MISSISSIPPI.