In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

Analysis | James Meredith: This is what Martin Luther King Jr. would tell school 'reformers'

James Meredith: This is what Martin Luther King Jr. would tell school ‘reformers’

Analysis | James Meredith: This is what Martin Luther King Jr. would tell school 'reformers'

James Meredith. ---history lane, then and now--- the liberal movement is about control and keeping people enslaved to government. Period.

James Meredith. ---history lane, then and now--- the liberal movement is about control and keeping people enslaved to government. Period.

"Discover James Meredith's incredible educational journey toward becoming the first African American student at the University of Mississippi, at Biography.com." http://www.biography.com/people/james-meredith-9406314

"Discover James Meredith's incredible educational journey toward becoming the first African American student at the University of Mississippi, at Biography.com." http://www.biography.com/people/james-meredith-9406314

James Meredith (born June 25, 1933) was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, amid two years of court battles and rioting which killed two people and injured many more. After graduating from Ole Miss with a degree in political science, he received a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a law degree from Columbia Law School. He was shot during the 1966 March Against Fear. #TodayInBlackHistory

James Meredith (born June 25, 1933) was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, amid two years of court battles and rioting which killed two people and injured many more. After graduating from Ole Miss with a degree in political science, he received a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a law degree from Columbia Law School. He was shot during the 1966 March Against Fear. #TodayInBlackHistory

Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 - September 28, 2005) won 9 out of 10 cases she argued before the Supreme Court, including one that admitted James Meredith to Ole Miss. She was the first black woman admitted to Columbia Law School, to become a federal judge, and to be elected to the New York State Senate. She began her career as a clerk at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund under Thurgood Marshall where she wrote the original complaint in Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory

Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 - September 28, 2005) won 9 out of 10 cases she argued before the Supreme Court, including one that admitted James Meredith to Ole Miss. She was the first black woman admitted to Columbia Law School, to become a federal judge, and to be elected to the New York State Senate. She began her career as a clerk at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund under Thurgood Marshall where she wrote the original complaint in Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory

On June 6, 1966 James Meredith was shot and wounded in Mississippi on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear.

On June 6, 1966 James Meredith was shot and wounded in Mississippi on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear.

Photos of James Meredith's first day of classes at the University of Mississippi. The images are now a part of the Ed Meek Collection at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.

History Photographed, Then Hidden

Photos of James Meredith's first day of classes at the University of Mississippi. The images are now a part of the Ed Meek Collection at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.

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