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Note and article; Jones Junior College Homecoming, 1995

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Creator:Johnston, Erle
Title:Note and article; Jones Junior College Homecoming, 1995

From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers. Article by Erle Johnston regarding the first instance of integration in intercollegiate sports in Mississippi. Discusses the 1955 Jones Junior College football team, cited as the first college team in Mississippi to participate in a sporting event against an integrated team. Includes information on the controversy that surrounded the Mississippi school's decision to allow the team play against Compton College. Also discusses the 1995 Homecoming events, which included an invitation from officials at Jones to black and white players from the 1955 Compton College team to participate in the Homecoming Parade. A type-written note from Erle Johnston is attached at the front of this article.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Notes | Articles
Subjects:Johnston, Erle | College integration--Mississippi | Discrimination in sports--Mississippi | Jones County Junior College (Ellisville, Miss.)--Football | Compton Community College (Compton, Calif.)--Football | Mississippi--Race relations | Segregation in education--Mississippi | Discrimination in education--Mississippi | Race relations | Reunions--Mississippi--Ellisville | Football players--Mississippi--Ellisville | African American football players--California--Compton | United States, Mississippi, Ellisville | United States, Mississippi, Jones County | Compton (Calif.) | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena, 34.1477849, -118.1445155
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 8, M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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