Wednesday, January 23, 2008

James Meredith at the University of Mississippi

Digital ID: ppmsca 04292. Source: digital file from original. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-04292 (digital file from original negative), Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (160 kilobytes)

TITLE: Integration at Ole Miss[issippi] Univ[ersity]. CALL NUMBER: LC-U9- 8556-24 [P&P]. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsca-04292 (digital file from original negative) RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.

SUMMARY: Photograph shows James Meredith walking to class accompanied by U.S. marshals. MEDIUM: 1 negative : film. CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1962 Oct. 1. CREATOR: Trikosko, Marion S., photographer.

NOTES: Title from contact sheet folder caption. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 8556, frame 24.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original) ppmsca 04292, CONTROL #: 2003688159

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633] James Meredith, accompanied by federal officials, enrolls on October, 1, 1962, at the University of Mississippi.

In September 1962, a federal court ordered the university to accept Meredith, a 28-year-old, black Air Force veteran, much to the consternation of segregationists. Governor Ross Barnett said he would never allow the school to be integrated.

After days of violence and rioting by whites and a great deal of political maneuvering between Barnett and the administration, President John F. Kennedy sent more than 10,000 soldiers to ensure the safety of Meredith on his first day of classes.

Because he had earned college credits elsewhere, Meredith graduated the following August. (Library of Congress) The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

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