JAMES MEREDITH Collection

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James Meredith,69yrs old, stands outside of his auto repair shop in JacksonMS. Wednesday September 25, 2002, just days before the  40th anniversary of desegregation on the campus of Olde Miss University in Oxford,MS. James Meredith was the first african american student enrolled at the university. He later went on to law school at columbia university in New york city.Trent Lott was asenior at Olde Miss when riots broke uot to protest desegreation of campus.(Photo Suzi Altman)