University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi was the first college in the Southeast to hire a female faculty member: Sarah McGehee Isom in 1885.
James Meredith accompanied by federal officials on campus
The university owns Rowan Oak, former home of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner and a National Historic Landmark.
Barnard Observatory (1859) was designed to house the world's largest telescope.
Research ponds at the University of Mississippi Field Station
Panoramic view of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute
The class of 1861
Robert Q. Marston, Director of the National Institutes of Health, served as medical school dean.
William Faulkner, novelist who won the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature
One of the earliest photographs of the Ole Miss band, "The Pride of the South" (1925)
Starship Technologies robots on campus. A traditional dorm can be seen in the foreground: larger modern dorms can be seen in the background.
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Kennon Observatory (1939)
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Public research university adjacent to Oxford, Mississippi with a medical center in Jackson.

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James Meredith

Meredith in 2007
Meredith in 1962
U.S. Army trucks loaded with steel-helmeted federal agents roll across the University of Mississippi campus on October 3, 1962.
Meredith and Judy Alsobrooks in 1982
Meredith in 2010

James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American civil rights activist, writer, political adviser, and Air Force veteran who became, in 1962, the first African-American student admitted to the racially segregated University of Mississippi after the intervention of the federal government (an event that was a flashpoint in the civil rights movement).

William Faulkner

American writer known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where Faulkner spent most of his life.

Faulkner in 1954, photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Faulkner was influenced by stories of his great-grandfather and namesake William Clark Falkner.
Cadet Faulkner in Toronto, 1918
During part of his time in New Orleans, Faulkner lived in a house in the French Quarter (pictured center yellow).
The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Light in August (1932)
Faulkner in 1954
Faulkner's home Rowan Oak is maintained by the University of Mississippi.
One of Faulkner's typewriters
A street named after Faulkner in Paris, France

Returning to Oxford, he attended the University of Mississippi for three semesters before dropping out.

Ole Miss Rebels

SEC logo in Mississippi's colors
First media appearance of the "Hotty Toddy Cheer", published on The Daily Mississippian, November 19, 1926

The Ole Miss Rebels are the 18 men's and women's intercollegiate athletic teams that are funded by and represent the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford.

Ole Miss riot of 1962

Incident of mob violence by proponents of racial segregation beginning the night of September 30, 1962.

Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane (left) and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, John Doar (right) of the Justice Department, escorting James Meredith to class at Ole Miss.
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (left) and President John F. Kennedy attempted to negotiate with Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.
General Edwin Walker helped incite the violence.
Much of the violence was centered around the Lyceum.
U.S. Army trucks with federal agents roll across the campus on October 3
The Kennedys confer outside the White House on October 3
A statue of James Meredith before the Lyceum

Segregationist opposition to the enrollment of James Meredith, an African-American veteran, at the University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss), in Oxford, Mississippi became violent.

Oxford, Mississippi

City in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States.

A double-decker tourist bus and the former Mississippi state flag contrast beside the Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford, during the 2007 Double Decker Festival
Rowan Oak

Oxford is the home of the University of Mississippi, founded in 1848 and commonly known as "Ole Miss".

University of Mississippi School of Law

Law classes were originally held in the Lyceum.

The University of Mississippi School of Law, also known as Ole Miss Law, is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

Southeastern Conference

For other uses of Southeast(ern) Conference, see Southeastern Conference (disambiguation)

Bobby Grier playing against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in 1955
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Ten of the thirteen founding members have remained in the conference since its inception: the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University ("LSU"), the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"), Mississippi State University, the University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University ("Vandy").

University of Mississippi Medical Center

University Medical Center, circa 1950

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and is located in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar

American politician, diplomat, and jurist.

President Grover Cleveland and his first Cabinet; at right bottom row is L.Q.C.Lamar Jr
Lamar's Supreme Court nomination

Following the Civil War, Lamar taught at the University of Mississippi and was a delegate to several state constitutional conventions.

United States Marshals Service

Federal law enforcement agency in the United States.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Morgan Earp in an 1881 photograph
U.S. marshals accompanying James Meredith to class
Marshals escort six year old Ruby Bridges from school.
Bat Masterson (standing second from right), Wyatt Earp (sitting second from left), and other deputy marshals during the Wild West era
Equipment used by the USMS
Marshals being briefed for Operation FALCON III, 2008
Deputy U.S. Marshals and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers during a "knock-and-announce" procedure
United States Marshals escorting a prisoner in court
Marshals arresting a suspect
Deputy United States Marshal guarding prisoners
A U.S. Marshal on a "Con Air" flight
Wild Bill Hickok
Bass Reeves
Wyatt Earp
Frank Eaton

In September 1962, President John F. Kennedy ordered 127 marshals to accompany James Meredith, an African American who wished to register at the segregated University of Mississippi.