50 Years ago, the football players of the University of Mississippi played a record season that was unique until then. Nevertheless, the fall of 1962 at Ole Miss is still not primarily associated with sporting success, but with the serious racial riots that took place there at the same time and the consequences of which continue to have an impact to this day.
Dan Rather is 81 years old and is considered one of the most famous news anchors in the USA. In the autumn of 1962, however, he is still a young television journalist reporting from Oxford about the developments on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Here, rather, it is like being in the eye of a hurricane. You know you are in the midst of problems, but the silence and serenity around you are trying to deceive you.
“”Being on the Ole Miss campus is something like being in the eye of an hurricane. You know you are in the midst of trouble but there is a quietness and serenity here that tries to mislead you.”“
It is September 25, 1962, when history is to be written at the University of Mississippi. At least that’s what the U.S. Supreme Court wants. The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered that Ole Miss record a colored man for the first time with James Meredith. The outcry is huge – especially from Governor Ross Barnett. He emphasizes that no Mississippi school will integrate colored and white children as long as he is in office.
These NFL Stars Played for Ole Miss and California
In week 4 of the college football season, the California Golden Bears will meet the Ole Miss Rebels (on Saturday from 17.45 live on P7 MAXX and ran.de ). The two traditional teams have already trained some NFL stars in their history. ran.de presents the best NFL players from Ole Miss and California.
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