History project Jaylee

History project Jaylee

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  • James Meredith attending the University of Mississippi  
  • Im glad that Im finally attending college!
  • James Meredith was accompanied by armed soldiers to protect him while he attended school
  • Go Away!
  • Riot 
  • James Meredith as the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi 
  • African Americans marching 
  • James Meredith was the first black person to attend the University of Mississippi and not many people wanted him to go there, but some did 
  • James Meredith was shot
  • A riot broke out between the white students and and soldiers 
  • James Meredith's funeral
  • Many black Americans participated in a peaceful march for their freedom 
  • On June 5th 1966, James Meredith was shot and killed while marching for his freedom. 
  • Many attended his funeral and saw this as an opening opportunity for African Americans and hoped that someone would give them their freedom
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