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University in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil Rights Monument

James Meredith

 
 
Civil Rights Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Civil Rights Monument Marker
Inscription.  
James H. Meredith,
a Mississippi native of Kosciusko,
stepped into the pages of
history on October 1, 1962
when he opened the doors to
higher education at the
University of Mississippi and in
the South. As a major figure in
the American civil rights
movement, he helped lead the
way to justice and equality
for all citizens.

 
Erected 2006 by the University of Mississippi.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1962.
 
Location. 34° 21.915′ N, 89° 32.196′ W. Marker is in University, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker can be reached from Library Lane west of University Circle. Located behind the Lyceum building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Library Lane, University MS 38677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lyceum (within shouting distance of this marker); University Park/Old Swayze Field
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Chapel (about 700 feet away); David Gaffney Sansing, Sr. (about 700 feet away); Lyceum — The Circle Historic District (about 700 feet away); To Our Confederate Dead (about 800 feet away); Ventress Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the "Integration of Mississippi universities, 1956–65.". (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Civil Rights Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Civil Rights Monument
James Meredith image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, 1962
3. James Meredith
Statue of James Meredith symbolically entering Ole Miss. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Statue of James Meredith symbolically entering Ole Miss.
Statue similar to B&W photo above.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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