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

The Lyceum

 
 
The Lyceum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. The Lyceum Marker
Inscription. The Lyceum, which opened for the first University of Mississippi class in 1848, symbolizes the origins, endurance, and triumphs of higher education in Mississippi. During the Civil War, the building served as a hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers. In 1962 it was the scene of a major event in the Civil Rights Movement. After a night-long riot, the University's first African-American student, James Meredith, enrolled in the Lyceum. An extensive renovation was completed in 2001.
 
Erected 2002 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 21.91′ N, 89° 32.152′ W. Marker is in University, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of University Circle and Library Lane, on the right when traveling south on University Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Circle, University MS 38677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Mississippi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
The Lyceum building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. The Lyceum building
line); The Old Chapel (about 500 feet away); Lyceum — The Circle Historic District (about 500 feet away); To Our Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); Ventress Hall (about 600 feet away); Barnard Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Documenting the Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University.
 
More about this marker. The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) adjoins the City of Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Lyceum & the Circle Historic District. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWar, US Civil
 
The Lyceum building & the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. The Lyceum building & the marker.
The Lyceum noted as a National Historic Landmark in 2008. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. The Lyceum noted as a National Historic Landmark in 2008.
Status conferred based on significance of the James Meredith enrollment at the University.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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