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Friday, May 22, 2015

Ole Miss riots

When will we ever learn?

The rioting, rallying and protesting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has continued, and brings to mind the actions in Ferguson, Missouri, last year and the actions at the University of Mississippi more than 50 years ago. Publisher Tim Phillips notes that it will be, as it was here, a long process of healing in Missouri and Maryland, and wonders why we can’t all get along as well as learn from the past. (May 3, 2015, Page 4A)

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    From jeers to cheers: RFK speaks at Ole Miss

    Historic columnist Jack Mayfield shares a column he wrote in 2005 about Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to Ole Miss in 1966. (March 15, 2015, Page 3C)

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      Community mourns loss of popular doctor

      Dr. Gerre Hopkins died Friday at the Mississippi State Veterans Home at the age of 82. Hopkins, a physician and a pharmacist, served Oxford in a variety of ways, including being Ole Miss Rebels team doctor and working with intellectually disabled children and adults. (October 22, 2012, Page 3A)

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        Holder discusses equality in U.S.

        U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spent Thursday evening talking about racial equality and how far, or not far, the nation and Mississippi has come since James Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss in 1962. (September 28, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Oxford mayor saves Freedom Town day after wife’s birthday

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield visits with Lake McLarty Elliot, the wife of former mayor Richard W. “Dick” Elliot who held the office during the 1962 riots. Mrs. Elliot is celebrating her 100th birthday. (September 28, 2012, Page 3B)

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            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)

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