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Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by benita

James Meredith, center with briefcase, is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford on Oct. 2, 1962. Escorting Meredith is Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane, left, and an unidentified marshal at right. To the far right is one of the U.S. Army troopers stationed on the University grounds. Meredith, a civil rights activist, is the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi after integregation. His presence sparked riots on the Oxford campus.  (AP Photo)