James Meredith Goes To U Miss

James Meredith Goes To U Miss

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  • James Meredith And The U Of Mississippi
  • By Matthew Schiavoni
  • James Meredith and The U of Mississippi By Matthew Schiavoni
  • Jackson State College
  • James Meredith was born in 1933 and raised on a farm. Because he lived on a farm, James was sheltered from much of segregation
  • James' first experience with institutionalized racism was when he and his brother were forced to stand in the back of a train coming from Chicago.
  • James applied to and attended Jackson State College for two years before deciding to apply for a transfer to a different school.
  • In 1962 James applied to the segregated University of Mississippi and got accepted!
  • But when the registrar found out that James was black he took away James' acceptance.
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