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What a difference a day makes. That was certainly true on September 30, 1962 when students and the State of Mississippi clashed over desegregating the university, on the campus of Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi. Fifty three years ago James Meredith challenged the status quo in Mississippi at The University of Mississippi in Oxford when he enrolled on October 1, 1962 as the first African American student. It was Meredith's fifth attempt to enroll, and President Kennedy called up the National...
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