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    THE FIRST NEGRO STUDENT TO BE ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES -- JAMES H.

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    THE FIRST NEGRO STUDENT TO BE ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES -- JAMES H.MEREDITH -- ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT HE WAS GOING TO RETURN TO THE UNIVERSITY FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER.

    LAST DECEMBER, MR.MEREDITH INDICATED THAT HE WOULD NOT RETURN TO THE PREVIOUSLY ALL-WHITE UNIVERSITY UNLESS THERE WAS AN ATMOSPHERE MORE CONDUCIVE TO STUDY.HIS ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR SPARKED OFF VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN WHICH TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

    MR.MEREDITH, WHO IS 29, SAID HE "PONDERED THE QUESTION FOR SEVERAL DAYS" BEFORE DECIDING TO RETURN FOR A SECOND SEMESTER (TERM).HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT A NEWS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE MISSISSIPPI STATE OFFICES OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE (NAACP).

    HIS STATEMENT THAT HE WOULD RETURN WAS GREETED WITH CHEERING FROM ABOUT ONE HUNDRED SPECTATORS WHO ALSO ATTENDED THE NEWS CONFERENCE; OTHERS WHISTLED AND CLAPPED.

    MR.MEREDITH SAID HE HAD ALSO BEEN INFORMED BY THE UNIVERSITY THAT HE WOULD BE RE-ADMITTED IN "GOOD STANDING" ON THE BASIS OF HIS WORK LAST SEMESTER.HE ALSO DECLARED HIS INTENTION TO REMAIN THERE UNTIL HE IS GRADUATED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2Z31JO2O0B8YI8NW8MGTOXX6D
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Z31JO2O0B8YI8NW8MGTOXX6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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