Tension Over Desegregation Reached Its Peak During the Ole Miss Riot

President John F. Kennedy and the state of Mississippi were locked in a fierce battle over civil rights.

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  • James Meredith walks to class flanked by U.S. marshals, 1962.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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The Past That Would Not Die

By Walter Lord

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  • President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy confer outside the White House, 1962.

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  • U.S. marshals on the Ole Miss campus, 1962.

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