• Short Summary

    JAMES MEREDITH, THE NEGRO WHO BECAME THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI INTEGRATION DISPUTE LAST YEAR, HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL NOT REGISTER FOR CLASSES NEXT TERM.

  • Description

    JAMES MEREDITH, THE NEGRO WHO BECAME THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI INTEGRATION DISPUTE LAST YEAR, HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL NOT REGISTER FOR CLASSES NEXT TERM.

    HE ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION ON MONDAY.

    MEREDITH'S ADMITTANCE TO THE UNIVERSITY WAS FORCED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY.HE ORDERED THE USE OF FEDERAL MARSHALS AND TROOPS AT THE BITTERLY SEGREGATIONIST COLLEGE TO ENSURE MEREDITH'S ADMISSION.THIS FOLLOWED FEDERAL COURT ORDERS AFTER DEFIANCE BY GOVERNOR ROSS BARNETT OF MISSISSIPPI.

    SINCE HIS ADMISSION, MEREDITH HAS BEEN HARASSED BY STUDENTS VERBALLY, AND SEVERAL PHYSICAL ATTEMPTS WERE MADE AGAINST HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6O3GZPBF189R1U5XKO05JA3G3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6O3GZPBF189R1U5XKO05JA3G3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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