University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Federalism and Civil Rights: The Meredith Case"
Date 1989
Author Mitchell F Crusto
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Abstract In 1962, the University of Mississippi admitted James Meredith as its first
Black undergraduate. This event in American history required the commitment of the United States government to protect the civil rights of an American citizen. Moreover, this federal commitment, official state opposition, and unofficial popular protest combined to render the desegregation of the university, an event of enormous expense, both in human lives and money.
Source UCLA National Black Law Journal

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case Meredith v. Fair (SD-MS-0001)

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