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Mississippi governor Ross Barnett publicly vowed to keep Meredith (African American) from enrolling at Ole Miss': "There is no case in history where the Caucasian race has survived social integration. We will not drink from the cup of genocide. ...We must either submit to the unlawful dictates of the federal government or stand up like men and tell them never! ... No school will be integrated in Mississippi while I am your Governor!" - Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett tv address Sept 13…
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal…
$52.00 -- SIGN -- Is Ole Miss where your heart is? If so, we have the perfect thing for you. This hand-crafted wooden sign will remind you what Ole Miss is all about- the Grove, football games, and the Lyceum. 34" long and 7" wide.
. REPOST: Anytime you hear someone criticizing black people for rioting, share this info with them. FACT: Prior to the 1960s, rioting (or race riots), consisted of whites burning down and destroying black communities simply because they didn't want (Image: Race Riot in Detroit, 1943)
Ole Miss is the quintessential southern university, with beautiful classic buildings and a campus steeped in tradition. Football Saturdays here are a religious experience, and tailgating before a game in the Grove is one of the coolest college football experiences one can have. The Grove is populated with oak, elm and magnolia trees, and tents are added on fall Saturdays.
Just to the south of the University’s Tad Smith Coliseum is a modest walled lawn with a single monument at the center. Here lies Confederate soldiers who died after the battle of Shiloh in 1862. During the Civil War the buildings of Ole Miss became hospitals for the battle wounded, and the casualties were thus buried here. At one time the cemetery had individual markers but a groundskeeper removed them to mow and forgot where they belonged.