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James Meredith

Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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    Students march for change

    University of Mississippi students, staff and faculty joined together Tuesday in a march that ended at the very statue that was defiled almost two and half weeks ago. University officials are still deciding what to do with the students who were involved in the James Meredith incident on Feb. 16. (March 5, 2014, Page 1)

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      UM students discuss defiling of statue

      Students gathered in front of the Student Union yesterday to voice their feelings about the defiling of the James Meredith Statue. A meeting with university officials and the student body is set for today at 3:30 in Nutt Auditorium. (February 26, 2014, Page 1)

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        UM frat kicks out 3 students

        The three white students suspected of defiling the James Meredith statue last week have been kicked out of the UM fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. The FBI is now the lead investigator on the crime. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)

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          Students seek change at UM

          Students gathered at Barnard Observatory last night to discuss possible ways to prevent racial issues at The University of Mississippi. Several demanded university officials to hold a Q and A meeting open-to-the-public to confront officials about present racism on campus. (February 20, 2014, Page 1)

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            FBI assisting with Meredith statue incident

            The Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved Tuesday with University Police in an effort to find those involved in the defiling of the James Meredith statue on campus. There will be a gathering of students tonight to discuss the incident. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)

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              25K reward offered in defiling of Meredith statue

              The Ole Miss Alumni Association is offering at $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two individuals involved in the defiling of the James Meredith statue on campus. Students on campus are responding with meetings to talk about further prevention of racially charged incidents. (February 18, 2014, Page 1)

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                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)

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                  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)

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                    Panel recalls riots at UM

                    Five people that were eyewitnesses to the Sept. 30, 1962 riots during the enrollment of James Meredith to Ole Miss and the integration of the formerly closed society, shared their memories on a panel on Wednesday. (September 28, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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