• Short Summary

    U.S.TROOPS HAVE NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI, WHERE THEY WERE STATIONED LAST OCTOBER TO?

  • Description

    U.S.TROOPS HAVE NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI, WHERE THEY WERE STATIONED LAST OCTOBER TO PREVENT RECURRENCE OF THE RIOTS THAT MARKED THE ENROLLMENT OF NEGRO STUDENT JAMES MEREDITH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI.

    A ONE TIME THERE WERE 23,000 TROOPS STATIONED IN OXFORD AND ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY COSTING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER 4-MILLION DOLLARS.THE LAST UNIT TO BREAK CAMP WAS A MILITARY POLICE DETACHMENT WHICH WAS ORDERED TO FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY.

    LEFT BEHIND TO GUARD MEREDITH AND ANOTHER NEGRO STUDENT, CLEVE MCDOWELL, ARE FOUR FEDERAL MARSHALS.MEREDITH AND MCDOWELL, ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES, ARE THE ONLY TWO STUDENTS LIVING IN BAXTER HALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3K9S5A4OQTP5UJC1982EBGE7
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3K9S5A4OQTP5UJC1982EBGE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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