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  • Ole Miss frat shuttered in wake of noose incident

    04/18/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. -- A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.</p>
  • James Meredith: What I've Learned (Since being the first black at Ole Miss)

    12/21/2012 4:10:18 PM PST · by WKB · 51 replies
    Esquire.com ^ | December 21, 2012, | By Cal Fussman
    What I did at Ole Miss had nothing to do with going to classes. My objective was to destroy the system of white supremacy.
  • judge Elbert Tuttle, Republican civil rights hero

    08/03/2010 8:00:56 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 3, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Grand Old Partisan salutes Elbert Tuttle, confirmed by the Senate as a federal judge on this day in 1954... Scorning the Democrats' segregationist policies, Tuttle assumed a leadership position in the Georgia Republican Party in the 1940s... It was Judge Tuttle who ordered the University of Mississippi to admit its first African-American student, James Meredith.
  • ANN COULTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876 (Free Republic Quoted)

    07/09/2008 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Syncro · 74 replies · 610+ views
    Ann Coulter Website ^ | July 9, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876July 9, 2008 Last Friday, on the Fourth of July, the great American patriot Jesse Helms passed away. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson also went to their great reward on Independence Day, so this is further proof of God. Helms is now the second great American patriot I've always wanted to meet and never will, at least in this lifetime. The only other one is the magnificent Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger. (Wikipedia quote: "I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said.") After a week of...
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Ole Miss-Oxford Wrap Up)

    10/07/2007 5:31:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 481+ views
    10/7/07 | Self
    The Meredith vs. Fair case was another victory of the NAACP legal team with the support of the Warren Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary. While the judiciary was stronger in its push for integration, the executive branch just did its duty to enforce the court's decisions. President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy tried to negotiate with Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett hoping to cut a deal and not use force. After James Meredith was enrolled following the violent battle and intervention of over 20,000 members of the military, the Kennedy Administration wanted to avoid forcing...
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (James Meredith)

    08/27/2007 3:44:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 337+ views
    8/27/07 | Nextrush
    When one is trying to advance a case in court, you have to have a plantiff with a good image. Lawyers at the NAACP achieved a major victory when the Warren Supreme Court came down with the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. Now there were opportunities to use federal judicial power to overrule state segregation laws through lawsuits. In 1955 a number of people defied bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. But until seamstress and local member Rosa Parks came along, the NAACP stayed out of court. Earlier cases involved people who had bad reputations or who might break under...
  • Ole Miss adds Meredith statue to memorial plans (first African-American at OM)

    10/30/2005 12:02:12 PM PST · by WKB · 46 replies · 1,135+ views
    djournal.com ^ | 10/28/2005 | BY ANDY KANENGISER
    OXFORD - A statue of James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, will be the latest addition to a proposed civil rights memorial at Ole Miss. After sharp criticism recently for altering an earlier design, the Ole Miss administration agreed to the change this week as a compromise with student leaders. The memorial is expected to be completed by May. The statue of Meredith, who was admitted to Ole Miss amid riots in 1962, will be sculpted by Oxford artist Robert Moorehead. It's the newest change after Chancellor Robert Khayat faced stern criticism when he rejected...
  • Ashcroft commemorates the integration of the University of Mississippi

    07/15/2003 8:56:47 PM PDT · by WKB · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Google ^ | 7-15-03 | Justice Department-AP
    -- Attorney General John Ashcroft says the nation is better off due to the courage of a black man who was able to "push his potential past hatred and bigotry" in 1962. That's when James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi after federal orders came for integration. Ashcroft today honored Meredith at the Justice Department, along with former U-S marshals who stood guard at the university so Meredith could enter. Ashcroft says 127 marshals stood shoulder-to-shoulder for nine hours without wavering, despite being confronted by an angry and violent crowd. Under the Eisenhower and Kennedy presidencies, marshals were ordered to...
  • [MS] Guardsmen receive overdue recognition [40 years after Meredith] [barf alert]

    10/02/2002 7:11:33 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 238+ views
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 10/02/02 | Delaware County (PA) Daily Times editorial board
    Editorial: Guardsmen receive overdue recognition October 02, 2002 Four decades ago, one of the most shameful episodes in American history took place when a mob tried to prevent James Meredith from becoming the first black man to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Two people were killed and more than 200 were injured as a result of the riot that ensued. National Guardsmen and U.S. Marshals withstood bottles, bricks and verbal venom from hundreds of white people who set blazes and fired shots in their fight against integration of "Old Miss." Murray C. Falkner, the National Guardsmen who led the...
  • Remembering an American Insurrection (Michelle Malkin)

    09/26/2002 11:08:45 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 55 replies · 491+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27th, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin (archive)(printer-friendly version)September 27, 2002Remembering an American insurrection Forty years ago this month, a lone black man named James Meredith faced off against an angry mob of thousands of white segregationists on the campus of the University of Mississippi. After a violent clash that left two people dead, 48 American soldiers injured, and 30 U.S. Marshals with gunshot wounds, a dignified Meredith sat in the registrar's office with stunned college officials and signed the forms that led to the historic integration of a fiercely resistant Ole Miss. The incident, dubbed the Battle of Oxford, is mostly ignored in public...