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1962 UM riots

James Meredith: ‘This is not a happy day.’

Troops came from near and far to deal with the riots and crowd control connected with the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1962. Columnist Jack Mayfield continues with his memories of the fateful time in Oxford’s history. (October 7, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Courage recalled

    Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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