In the Grove on the Ole Miss University campus in Oxford, Missisissippi, cheerleaders rally a crowd at a pre-football game rally. Although not officially recognized, it was the 48th anniversary of the 1962 riots to stop the University from admitting James Meredith, an African-American. At the game over the same weekend, the then Governor of the state, Ross Barrett, vowed to always keep the university white.

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In the Grove on the Ole Miss University campus in Oxford, Missisissippi, cheerleaders rally a crowd at a pre-football game rally. Although not officially recognized, it was the 48th anniversary of the 1962 riots to stop the University from admitting James Meredith, an African-American. At the game over the same weekend, the then Governor of the state, Ross Barrett, vowed to always keep the university white.

Filename: History21.JPG
Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Facing Change Documenting America
Date 2 Oct 2010
Location: Oxford MS USA
Credit: Andrew Lichtenstein
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Keywords:
  • Football
  • Segregation
  • Ole Miss
  • History
  • Memory
  • Race


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