Mississippi Highway Patrol Collection, September-October 1962.


Mississippi Highway Patrol Collection, September-October 1962.

The collection of thirty-five images taken by an unidentified photographer working for the Mississippi Highway Patrol show the events surrounding the enrollment of James Meredith, the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. The photographs include images of earlier attempts to enroll Meredith stopped by Governor Ross Barnett and Lieutenant Governor Paul Johnson, images of the riot that took place on campus including several shots at night, and images of military personnel who were in Oxford and on campus after Meredith's enrollment. All items are , 8"x10" black and white prints

1 box (.417 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8102681

University of Mississippi

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