UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

 

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Identifier

35160004384773

Creation Date

10-2-1962

Subject—Names

James Meredith

Subject—Topics

Civil Rights Movement; Education

Description

Oxford, Miss: Squinting into the early morning sun, James Meredith, the first Negro ever enrolled at the University of Miss. goes to his first class 10/2 under watchful eyes of US Marshalls, one of them barely visible at upper right. Meredith's entry to the previously all-white campus triggered demonstrations which were stopped only after US Army troops -- 4,000 strong -- moved into the area.

Format

BW Photograph, 10" x 8"

Source

United Press International

Keywords

African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers

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