On 1 October, James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi, a visible symbol of integration. Meredith was able to attend classes after 2000 National Guard troops quelled riots.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Integration at University of Mississippi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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