Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement

The library has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of TCTC every month with books, brochures, and a special webpage that is dedicated to the celebration.  On this webpage which is located at we have a tab dedicated to Book Displays.  This tab has listings of books and streaming videos.  It also has a listing of the previous brochures.

Pieces of information that you will find on these pages include for November: In 1962 James Meredith was the first African American accepted into the University of Mississippi meaning that the all-white school would be integrated. Mr. Meredith and other protestors; such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), fought against the state for his right to be educated at the university of his Choice. Eventually the president at the time, John F. Kennedy, had to step in and send the U.S. Army troops to control rioting on the campus. The following year in 1963 James Meredith was able to attend the university.

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