James Meredith

The plan is part of an ongoing effort to acknowledge the university's troubled past.
The rope was hung over the memorial to James Meredith, the school's first black student.
Ole Miss student Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using
There seems to be a new generation in which some people feel free to use to the N-word (at least in their own fraternity house) with no fear of the consequences. They are "talking left-handed shit to right-handed people." I only hope there are enough right-minded people to shut them up and send them away.
I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.
All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.
If white Mississippians can identify with, embrace and cheer deliriously for teams that are 82 percent (Mississippi State) and 75 percent (Ole Miss) black, is it too much to hope that they might bring themselves to at least stop hating and show a modicum of respect to a president who is 50 percent black?
How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.
Racist vandalism on any campus not only affects how others view a university, but also affects how current students feel
Fifty years ago today, James Meredith made his way across the University of Mississippi campus through mobs of enraged whites. His offense? Daring to enroll at the historically white institution. Sadly, the integration Meredith and many others risked their lives for still does not exist in schools in the U.S.