• Short Summary

    JAMES MEREDITH, THE 29-YEAR-OLD NEGRO STUDENT WHOSE ENROLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI LAST AUTUMN CAUSED RIOTS AND SEVERAL DEATHS, IS UNLIKELY TO RETURN TO CONTINUE HIS STUDIES NEXT TERM.

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    JAMES MEREDITH, THE 29-YEAR-OLD NEGRO STUDENT WHOSE ENROLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI LAST AUTUMN CAUSED RIOTS AND SEVERAL DEATHS, IS UNLIKELY TO RETURN TO CONTINUE HIS STUDIES NEXT TERM.

    DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS HE HAS BEEN MOVING POSSESSIONS OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY.HE HAS NOT TAKEN ALL THE REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN HELD RECENTLY, AND HE SAID AT A PRESS CONFERENCE EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT HE MAY BE FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNIVERSITY.MEREDITH IS STILL UNABLE TO MOVE AROUND THE CAMPUS WITHOUT FEDERAL GUARDS, WHICH IS PROBABLY AFFECTING THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS NECESSARY TO PASS EXAMINATIONS.

    MR.MEREDITH WAS ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY ONLY AFTER A LONG COURT BATTLE AND A DRAMATIC SERIES OF ENROLMENT ATTEMPTS BLOCKED BY MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR ROSS BARNETT.THE GRAND JURY IS BELIEVED TO BE STANDING BY ITS INTENTION OF INDICTING THE GOVERNOR ON CHARGES OF WILFULLY DISOBEYING COURT ORDERS TO ENROL JAMES MEREDITH
    ATTORNEY-GENERAL MR.ROBERT KENNEDY HAS SAID THAT MEREDITH'S WITHDRAWAL WOULD BE A SETBACK, AND A 'REFLECTION ON' THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES.HE ASKED THE NEGRO STUDENT TO CONSIDER 'THE HOPE OF MANY OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS BEFORE WITHDRAWING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y00NRQH18RMMSWH6TDB281ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y00NRQH18RMMSWH6TDB281ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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