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Braying Jackasses

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the implications of James Meredith's attempt to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 for the Jim Crow South and the white leadership in Mississippi. The central ... More


The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles
Subject:
History, African-American History

When James Meredith enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, the resulting riots produced more casualties than any other clash of the civil rights era. ... More


. The Making of a Militant Conservative—J. H. Meredith

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James Meredith and his application to Ole Miss in 1961. Meredith was both a budding entrepreneur and an incipient activist. He was practical and idealistic. Meredith was a ... More


. J. H. Meredith, Class of ′63

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.24
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes events that occurred following James Meredith's decision to register for the second semester at the University of Mississippi. He announced his intention to enroll as an ... More


“No Task for the Amateur or Hothead”: Mississippi and the Battle of Oxford

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down state-mandated segregation in public education, and its implications for southern authoritarian ... More


“If the March Cannot Be Here, Then Where?”: Memphis and the Meredith March

Aram Goudsouzian

in An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This essay examines the role of Memphis in the Meredith March against Fear, a demonstration for black freedom that moved through Mississippi in June 1966. James Meredith began his journey from ... More


“Hell Fired Out of Him”: The Muting of James Silver in Mississippi

Robert Luckett

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the pressures faced by University of Mississippi historian James Silver after he published the book Mississippi: The Closed Society in 1966. Silver, president of the Southern ... More


. “Prisoner of War in a Strange Struggle”: Meredith at Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.23
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes James Meredith's experiences at Ole Miss. It details the harassment and threats Meredith received from students and the need for him to be constantly guarded by marshals. On ... More


. Meredith v. Fair I: “Delay, Harassment, and Masterly Inactivity”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the first phase of James Meredith's legal battle, which began on May 31, 1961 before Judge Sidney Mize. The case of Meredith v. Fair developed in two stages. In the first, ... More


. Initial Skirmishing: September 20–25, 1962

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.20
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes events from September 20–25, 1962. Large forces worked to assist or thwart James Meredith's attempts to register. Sometimes the moves appeared orchestrated, but in other ... More


Would-Be Ruthless Dictators

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Joe T. Patterson handled the ruling in the James Meredith case as Mississippi attorney general. Patterson claimed that he had defied “a little band of would-be ruthless ... More


. “I Regret to Inform You …”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.16
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes on James Meredith's efforts to get into the University of Mississippi. Upon receiving a rejection letter from the university, Meredith and his lawyer decided to file a federal ... More


Black Power and White Fear

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the introduction of the slogan “Black Power” by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman Stokely Carmichael in a march as a response to the shooting of ... More


. Meredith v. Fair II: A “Legal Jungle”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.18
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the second phase of James Meredith's legal battle. On June 25, 1962, two months after the appellate court heard arguments in the case, four and half months after Judge Mize's ... More


. “A Maelstrom of Savagery and Hatred”: The Riot

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.22
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the riot spawned by the impending arrival of James Meredith and the presence of federal marshals at the University of Mississippi. In the riot's first hours, outsiders streamed ... More


. “The Fight for Men's Minds”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.25
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the implications of James Meredith's efforts to get into Ole Miss. It suggests that the fight for white men's and women's minds had not yet resulted in a victory for equality at ... More


“What Is Just and Right”: Oxford, Mississippi, 1962

Araminta Stone Johnston

in And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738285
eISBN:
9781604738292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes James Meredith’s several attempts to register at the University of Mississippi; the violence that surrounded these attempts; and Gray’s efforts to discourage the violence.


Practical Racism

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Joe T. Patterson's practical racism as a means to undermine the civil rights movement. It first considers the response of white southern leaders to the Voting Rights Act of ... More


“It’s Time for Black Men …”: The Deacons for Defense and the Mississippi Movement

Akinyele Umoja

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Deacons for Defense and its place in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. It examines the role of the Deacons as an option for African Americans who perceived a lack ... More


Introduction

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.3
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the controversy and violence spawned by James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi in 1962. It then sets out the book's purpose, ... More


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