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The University of Mississippi is honoring the man who integrated the campus in 1962. James Meredith of Jackson is one of five people being inducted into the Ole Miss alumni hall of fame during homecoming in October. The list of honorees also includes longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford, who retired in April. Meredith …

Civil rights activist James Meredith, greets some children and their mother at a Jackson, Miss., public library. 

In this Oct. 1, 1962 file photo, James Meredith, center, is escorted by federal marshals as he appears for his first day of class at the previ…

  When James Meredith challenged Mississippi’s entrenched system of white supremacy in 1962, Gov. Ross Barnett had a plan to stop the black military veteran from integrating the state’s flagship university. Days before Meredith was set to enroll, under a hard-won federal court order, as the first black student at the University of Mississippi, Barnett …

A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison. WTVA-TV reports a federal judge Thursday in Oxford sentenced Graeme Phillip Harris to six months in prison beginning Jan. 4, and 12 months’ supervised release. Harris’ lawyer argued he didn’t deserve …

JACKSON — The Justice Department says a man has been indicted on federal civil rights charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the University of Mississippi. The noose was placed on the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford in February 2014. In 1962, …