Chancellor Presents ‘Cuffed on a Bus at Ole Miss’

Chancellor Joel E. Anderson presented a lecture titled, Cuffed on a Bus at Ole Miss in 1962: This is Not the Way I Was Raised on October 15, at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford Campus. The lecture detailed his experiences in Oxford on October 1, 1962, the day James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi.

UALR history faculty members John Kirk (Chair and Donaghey Professor) and Barclay Key (Assistant Professor) also led a panel discussion titled Thank God for Mississippi: Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas.

The lecture and panel discussion were part of “Opening the Closed Society”, a series of events honoring the 50th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi.

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