This Day in Black History





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prince-purple-rainOur History is important to us. It grounds who we are, defines our culture and unifies a unique people. The celebration and remembrance of our history reminds us of our excellence, heritage and power.
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  • 1962 On this day (Sept 20, 1962) the U.S. Air Force veteran James Meredith (b. June 25, 1933), was barred from attending the University of Mississippi. A Mississippi native, born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Meredith had attended Jackson State college for two years. Since the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, desegregation in public funded schools reversed "Jim Crow Laws". However, "Ole Miss", denied Meredith admittance as per the order of then Governor Ross Barnett. The NAACP, headed in Mississippi by Medgar Evers, assisted Meredith in his legal battle with the university. James Meredith was eventually admitted to the University of Mississippi after a riot, the assistance of the National Guard, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and U.S. Marshalls, on October 1, 1962.
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