• Short Summary

    JAMES MEREDITH, THE NEGRO STUDENT, BEGAN HIS SECOND DAY OF CLASSES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI.

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    JAMES MEREDITH, THE NEGRO STUDENT, BEGAN HIS SECOND DAY OF CLASSES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY UNITED STATES MARSHALS. MEREDITH, THE FIRST NEGRO TO BE ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY, WAS TAUNTED WITH "HI, NIGGER" AS HE LEFT ONE OF THE CLASSROOMS.

    HE SPENT THE NIGHT ON THE CAMPUS IN A HALF-EMPTY DORMITORY. IT WAS SURROUNDED BY FEDERAL TROOPS WITH FIXED BAYONETS. ALL WAS QUIET YESTERDAY AFTER THE BITTER VIOLENCE OF THE PAST FEW DAYS.

    THE SAME DAY, THE FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN NEW ORLEANS GAVE GOVERNOR ROSS BARNETT OF MISSISSIPPI UNTIL FRIDAY WEEK TO SHOW HE HAD PURGED HIMSELF OF CONTEMPT IN THE INTEGRATION CRISIS. THE EXTENSION WAS GIVEN SO THAT HE COULD OFFER EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD COMPLIED WITH ORDERS NOT TO BLOCK MEREDITH'S ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79C2EYT46ML65YGETOCZDWTPF
    Media URN:
    VLVA79C2EYT46ML65YGETOCZDWTPF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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