Desegregation Riots at Ole Miss, 1962

As fiercely opposing sides gathered in Oxford, Mississippi - at the campus of Ole Miss - a battle over desegregation intensified. 

Initially reluctant to dispatch federal law enforcement personnel to the scene, President Kennedy issued such an order on the 30th of September, 1962.  Federal forces thus opposed state forces over an issue of national significance.

This historical newsreel footage depicts the events, as they occurred, in late September/early October, 1962.

See, also:

James Meredith at Ole Miss, October 1, 1962

Media Credits

Universal Newsreel footage, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.



To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Desegregation Riots at Ole Miss, 1962" AwesomeStories.com. Oct 07, 2013. Feb 24, 2020.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips