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James Meredith talks with MBJ

In 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. His newest memoir, “A Mission from God” recalls the integration of the school and the violent reaction that followed. The book also reveals a man who believes he had and still has a divine calling to help transform Mississippi for the better. This ...

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of legal challenges from pro-segregation forces ...

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