Rebels: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss

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Creator:Graves, Matthew
Title:Rebels: James Meredith & the integration of Ole Miss
Date:2012, 1962

On October 1st 1962, James Meredith became the first African American student enrolled at the University of Mississippi. His journey to Ole Miss began with the state of Mississippi's denial and open defiance to the federal court's mandate of his admission and ended on the night of September 30th as thousands of armed protesters rioted against U.S. Marshals, Mississippi National Guard, and U.S. troops sent by President Kennedy. "Rebels: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss" tells the incredible true story of one man's mission for equality and a state that would do everything in its power to stop him.

Types:documentary film | MovingImage
Subjects:Meredith, James, 1933- | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Presidents--United States | United States--Politics and government--20th century | 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 | Race riots--Mississippi--Oxford | Federal-state controversies--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, Oxford, 34.3664951, -89.5192484
Institution:Southern Documentary Project
Contributors:Southern Documentary Project
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