By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be part of the University of Mississippi’s 50th anniversary of its integration.
Ole Miss sources confirmed Holder’s Sept. 27 address to the Honors Convocation.
It’s not clear yet whether the event will be open to the public or where it will occur.
James Meredith became Ole Miss’ first African American student in the fall of 1962.
His admission set off widespread political controversy and riots. Two people were killed on campus Sept. 30, 1962, the night before he was admitted.
Meredith will take part in the anniversary Oct. 1, the 50th anniversary of his first class.
He’ll lead a procession from his old dormitory, Baxter Hall, with student leaders and others to the campus’ Civil Rights monument between the storied Lyceum building and the Williams Library.
That evening, music great and Civil Rights activist Harry Belafonte will keynote an address relating to the anniversary.
Read more details in Friday’s Daily Journal.