Wednesday, September 30, 2009
On 30 September 1962, African American student James Meredith was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes to begin the next day.
Interestingly, in June 1966, Meredith began a one man march against fear from Memphis Tennessee to Jackson Mississippi. He was shot during his march, which was continued by civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr and Stokey Carmichael.
On 30 September 1955 actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two car collision in California.
Posted by Morgan at 9:54 PM