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Ethel Scurlock

Generations: The University of Mississippi Then and Now

Four Black families share perspectives on their UM experience OCTOBER 17, 2022 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When civil rights activist James Meredith (BA 63) integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he made it possible for thousands of other Black people to follow him, including his late son Joseph...
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Barbour & Lott

Barbour, Lott Call for Citizen Leadership

Bipartisanship is key to ‘moving Mississippi forward,’ former officials say OCTOBER 14, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Stating that government effectiveness depends upon the people’s input, former Gov. Haley Barbour and retired U.S. Sen. Trent Lott challenged listeners Thursday (Oct. 1) at...
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James Meredith Honored by Student Organization

Columns Society class named for civil rights icon who integrated university 60 years ago OCTOBER 13, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A distinguished student organization at the University of Mississippi has selected James Meredith as the namesake for its 2022-23 class of members. On Oct. 1, 1962, Meredith...
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UM Honors Convocation

Distinguished Alumni to Share Insights at UM Honors Convocation

Members of Barksdale family also returning for Honors College’s 25th anniversary OCTOBER 11, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A trio of successful Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College alumni are returning to the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 13) for the fall Honors Convocation. The...
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Dr. J. Steven Blake

Legacy Celebration Honors Meredith, African American Firsts

Alumni return to alma mater for recognition and reflection OCTOBER 4, 2022 BY EDWIN SMITH Memories and laughter filled the air and a few tears filled some eyes as dozens of African Americans who achieved “firsts” at the University of Mississippi returned to their alma mater for the Legacy...
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James Meredith

UM Honors James Meredith with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

University trailblazer is fifth individual to receive award OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE James Meredith became the fifth individual in the University of Mississippi‘s history to receive one of the university’s most prestigious honors, the Mississippi Humanitarian Award.  Announced Wednesday...
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James Meredith speaks Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts during ‘The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy,’ a signature event honoring the 60th anniversary of Meredith’s enrollment at the university. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Honors James Meredith and Commemorates 60 Years of Integration

Signature event features recognitions and awards for first African American to enroll at the university SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Culminating nearly a year’s worth of planning, University of Mississippi representatives, alongside city, state and national officials, said thank you Wednesday...
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Kaylee Hillhouse

Student Pursues Passion in Critical Care Nursing

Kaylee Hillhouse completes degrees in allied health studies and nursing to follow her dreams SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 BY PAM STARLING Kaylee Hillhouse, of Pontotoc knew that she wanted her career to make a difference in the lives of others. She also really likes puzzles. “I like working the steps and...
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Rhondalyn Peairs

Where Integration Happened

Bus tour highlights desegregation sites across Oxford town SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE As the bus pulled away from the Lyceum on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Margaret Gipson, an African American resident and lifelong educator in Oxford, sat primly on the front row. Today, she would hear stories of...
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J. Steven Blake & James Meredith

Meredith Legacy Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM’s Integration

Blake creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic...
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