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On June 6, 1966 James Meredith was shot and wounded in Mississippi on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear.


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from the Guardian

1962: a year packed with drama – in pictures

James Meredith enrolled Amid rioting and protests, James Meredith was the first black student to attend the previously all-white University of Mississippi. He had to be escorted on to the campus by US marshals in what became a pivotal moment for the American civil rights movement


James Meredith (born June 25, 1933) was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, amid two years of court battles and rioting which killed two people and injured many more. After graduating from Ole Miss with a degree in political science, he received a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a law degree from Columbia Law School. He was shot during the 1966 March Against Fear. #TodayInBlackHistory


In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

from Progressive Thinking

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from Mail Online

Mississippi town ordered to desegregate its schools

The desegregation battle in Mississippi has been raging for decades. Most famously, more than 3,000 federal soldiers had to be brought in to quell a huge riot in 1962 after James H. Meredith, an African American, was escorted onto the University of Mississippi campus


Charles Moore: Civil Rights and Beyond

Some of the major civil rights era events that Moore include the early efforts of Dr. King to desegregate Montgomery, Alabama, 1958-60; the violent reaction to the enrollment of James Meredith as the first black student at the University of Mississippi, 1962; the Freedom March from Tennessee to Mississippi, 1963; the campaign to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama, 1963; voter registration drives in Mississippi, 1963-1964; Ku Klux Klan activities in North Carolina, 1965 and the…