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THE FIGHT FOR RIGHTS | Simply Buckhead
Highlighting a few of the historic sites along the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail STORY: Jan Schroder A statue of James Meredith that stands in a flower-filled courtyard in the center of the picturesque University of Mississippi campus in Oxford depicts a young African-American man approaching an arched doorway. An Air Force vet, Meredith was the first black student to enroll at the institution. The integration of the school in 1962 was bitterly fought and …