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James Meredith and the University of Mississippi: The History of the School’s Integration During the Civil Rights Movement

This book is about James Meredith
"James Meredith and the University of Mississippi: The History of the School's Integration During the Civil Rights Movement" is a profound exploration of a pivotal moment in the fight for racial justice and educational equity. Published on March 29, 2016, this book delves into the courageous journey of James Meredith, a 28-year-old African American who challenged the deeply ingrained segregation at the University of Mississippi. Determined to confront the exclusionary practices of his native state, Meredith's quest was not just about gaining admission but also educating a nation on the indispensability of true equality. His story is dramatically recounted through vivid pictures, firsthand accounts, and comprehensive online resources that enrich the reader's understanding of this historic struggle. As violence and political opposition escalated, Meredith’s resolve only strengthened, leading to the intervention of U.S. Marshals and even the Army, under orders from President Kennedy, to uphold his right to attend the university. This book is an essential read for high school students, providing not only a detailed account of Meredith's fight but also encouraging deep reflection on how his perseverance and the broader civil rights movement have shaped discussions around race and education today. Through Meredith's narrative, readers are invited to consider the ongoing implications of racial justice and the role of education in societal transformation.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on March 29, 2016
52 pages
ISBN: 9781530784059
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