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Sunday, April 19, 2015

James Meredith

2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

Same-sex unions and changing tides

It’s shouldn’t be surprising, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes, to see the Episcopal Church leading the way in change with the recent announcement that congregations can bless same-sex unions. (February 7, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi write an open letter to students, faculty and alumni responding to disturbing incidents on campus last week. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

Former UM students recall riots

  • Highlights of African-American achievements at Ole Miss
  • Former UM students recall riots and how what Meredith did impacted them today

 (October 1, 2012, Page 5A)

Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

UM movie maker turns fascination into film

Matthew Graves, filmmaker with the University of Mississippi, will present his new hour-long film, “Rebels: James Meredith & the Intergration of Ole Miss,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 28, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Recalling Oxford’s other integration story

Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at Oxford’s other integration story from the past – when community and school leaders came together to work out differences in the integration of the local public schools system. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

Meredith talks about his mission

James Meredith shared with the Oxford EAGLE his thoughts on the 50th anniversary, God, family and more. Read the in-depth conversation with in the EAGLE. (September 26, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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