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United Press International [James Meredith walking on University of Mississippi campus]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09824.03 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Oxford, Mississippi Type: Photograph Date: 11 October 1962 Pagination: 1 telephoto ; 22.9 x 17.1 cm.

One telephoto taken by United Press International dated October 11, 1962. Image is of James Meredith holding a bundle of laundry with escorts. Wire transfer description mentions that were "no known cat calls or remarks from passing students," on the day of this photograph.

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