In 1962, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi when he entered the campus as the first African American student. The events surrounding the integration of Ole Miss are counted among some of the most important events during the Civil Rights struggle.

In 2006, the University of Mississippi unveiled this Civil Rights Memorial with a statue honoring James Meredith and those who fought to give all citizens equal educational opportunities in the South. Visitors can view the monument on the Ole Miss campus, located behind the Lyceum.

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The State of Mississippi’s Freedom Trail also acknowledged this site with a Freedom Trail Marker, located just beyond the Civil Rights Memorial.

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