"Meredith Enrolls at Ole Miss " The Birmingham News front page Digital History ID 4186|
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Annotation: Riots erupted when James Meredith, armed with a Supreme Court order and guarded by federal marshals, enrolled at the University of Mississippi, known as "Ole Miss," on October 1, 1962. In spite of Governor Ross Barnett's initial defiance of federal rulings, Meredith prevailed and graduated from the university in 1963. The Birmingham News, then an evening newspaper in Alabama, a state that experienced its own civil rights woes, reported that day's activities. Founded in 1888, the newspaper had a daily circulation of approximately 188,280 at the time.
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