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New Hearing on Negro's Right to Attend University of Mississippi

Jan. 14, 1962 - Federal Judge Sidney Mize is scheduled to open a final hearing tomorrow on Mississippi’s first integration lawsuit in the field of education. James Meredith (center), 29-year-old Negro Air Force veteran, filed suit last May to enter the University of Mississippi. Last Dec. 13, Judge Mize refused to issue a temporary injunction forcing Mr. Meredith’s immediate admittance to the university. He said there was no evidence that Mr. Meredith was rejected because he was a Negro. The new hearing is on Mr. Meredith’s bid for a permanent injunction. The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans has ordered a quick settlement in the case.


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