Integrating Ole Miss-- A Civil Rights Milestone

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Title:Integrating Ole Miss-- a civil rights milestone
Date:1961-1963
Description:

Web site presenting materials from the court-ordered and federally-backed integration at the University of Mississippi, frequently called Ole Miss, by African American student James Meredith. The site presents a timeline ordering events from Meredith's application in 1961 through his graduation in 1963 and linking to digital images of relevant documents. The site also provides background on public opinion, James Meredith, and the political and social climate in Mississippi at the time.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Timelines (chronologies) | Texts (document genres) | Audio recordings
Subjects:Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Meredith, James, 1933- | Presidents--United States | United States--Politics and government--1961-1963 | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | University of Mississippi | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | Segregation in education--Mississippi--Oxford | Oxford (Miss.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race riots--Mississippi--Oxford | Federal-state controversies--Mississippi | Oxford (Miss.) | Lafayette County (Miss.) | Washington (D.C.)
Institution:John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Online Publisher:Boston, Mass. : John F. Kennedy Library and Museum | 2002
Persistent Link to Item:http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/olemiss/home/