School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?

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University of Mississippi

Riots broke out as James H. Meredith was escorted to the University of Mississippi as the first African-American to attend the school on Oct. 1, 1962. Fifty years later on the night of President Obama’s re-election, the campus broke out in a riot with a crowd of 500 “agitated and angry” students shouting racial slurs and setting off fireworks near the Minority Student Union. (Photo: Marion S. Trikoso/Tehrkot /Landov)

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