October 1, 1962

October 1, 1962 marked the day that 114 years of segregation at The University of Mississippi had ended.  James Meredith successfully registered for classes.

While attending classes he was accompanied by three U.S. marshals who tracked his every move.

That morning Meredith arrived at his nine o’clock American history class fourteen minutes late.  Only nine of twelve students were present in the Graduate Building classroom.  Meredith left his class an hour later with his escorts and returned to his dorm.

Later that day Meredith’s Spanish class was cancelled.  Lingering tear gas forced the cancellation of his math class.  Monday evening in his dorm room, Meredith ate dinner prepared by the army.


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