REEL SOUTH

James Meredith Attempts to Register

Clip: Season 6 Episode 3 | 1m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Watch this historic moment where Mississippi state officials in Jackson, MS deny one of James Meredith's attempts to register as a student at the University of Mississippi. Meredith was eventually successful in enrolling as the first Black student of the University in 1962 and graduated in 1963.

Aired: 04/12/21

Rating: NR

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