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Telegram from James Meredith to Robert Ellis, Registrar of the University of Mississippi, 1962

After a series of legal battles, James Meredith became the first African American accepted at the segregated University of Mississippi.  Backed by a Supreme Court ruling, he attempted to register at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford on September 20, 1962 but was personally blocked by Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.
Read more at Integrating Ole Miss from the John F. Kennedy Library
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    Telegram from James Meredith to Robert Ellis, Registrar of the University of Mississippi, 1962

    After a series of legal battles, James Meredith became the first African American accepted at the segregated University of Mississippi.  Backed by a Supreme Court ruling, he attempted to register at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford on September 20, 1962 but was personally blocked by Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.

    Read more at Integrating Ole Miss from the John F. Kennedy Library