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    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.

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    TRANSCRIPT: JAMES MEREDITH: "I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES DURING THE SECOND SEMESTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI UNLESS VERY DEFINITE AND POSITIVE CHANGES ARE MADE TO MAKE MY SITUATION MORE CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING."



    "IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT I HAVE NOT MADE A DECISION TO DISCONTINUE MY EFFORTS TO RECEIVE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. RATHER MY DECISION IS NOT TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY NEXT SEMESTER UNDER THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES."




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    Background: 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 - Including 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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