Posts Tagged ‘James Meredith’

Late attorney Doar was trusted advocate for racial equality

JACKSON — U.S. Justice Department attorney John Doar earned respect among Mississippi civil-rights activists in the 1960s as a trusted advocate who was committed to the ideals of racial equality. Doar was 92 when he died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 in New York. Activists in Mississippi, including Flonzie Brown-Wright of Jackson, believe it’s […] [...]

Noted civil rights attorney Doar dies at 92

WASHINGTON — John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who fought to protect voting rights in the South, has died at age 92. His son, Burke Doar, says Doar died today in New York of heart failure. Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960 to 1967, serving […] [...]

Rust College being honored with marker on Freedom Trail

HOLLY SPRINGS — The role of Rust College students during the Civil Rights era will be commemorated with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail tomorrow. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. on Rust Avenue, across from the main entrance to the Rust College campus. The public is encouraged to attend. The Mississippi […] [...]

Judicial realignment means closure of historic courtroom

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian’s only federal courtroom — the site of historical civil rights cases more than four decades ago — will close under legislation passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to President Barack Obama. The courtroom is located on the second floor of the U.S. Post Office building in downtown Meridian. […] [...]

Thompson’s take an inspiring look back

Wright Thompson makes the point, “What is the cost of knowing our past, and what is the cost of not?” As Mississippians, we probably don’t talk about the past enough. We want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but in the recently aired “Ghosts of Ole Miss,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” series […] [...]

James Meredith reflects on and reveals his missions from God

by Published: September 9,2012

Tags: integration, James Meredith, Ole Miss, University of Mississippi

James Meredith has always confounded people. In 1962, as a 29-year-old Air Force veteran, he confounded the white power structure and the watching world by breaking the color barrier at the University of Mississippi, his entry supported by U.S. Marshals and federalized troops. “I deliberately put the United States government in a position where they […] [...]

Remembering national-title days — Ole Miss to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rebels’ 1962 perfect football season

The past two seasons have been zero fun for those who have even a casual rooting interest in the Ole Miss football program. The third game of the 2012 season, when the Rebels play Texas in Oxford, will be set aside to remember the best of times on the field and the worst of times […] [...]

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