James Meredith and 'Ole Miss'

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  • James Meredith and 'Ole Miss'
    • 1962- James Meredith won the appeal to overturn the decision to exclude him from Mississippi State University
    • Mississippi State and officials objected
    • President Kennedy's brother, the US Attorney General, send in federal marshals to enforce the court ruling
    • 2 marshals were killed and 160 people were injured
    • But when James Meredith finally entered 'Ole Miss' it was seen as a significant victory
      • black people had finally won the right to go to university


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