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Integration of the University of Mississippi - 1962 Universal Newsreel

James Meredith with James McShane & John Doar (1962)

James Meredith with James McShane & John Doar (1962)


Saturday, September 22, 2012

50 years ago in the fall of 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.  His enrollment caused a major confrontation between the Kennedy administration and Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.  This is a Newsreel about the incident.

Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 3:23pm (ET)

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