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October 1, 2012
Rogelio Solis photo

In this Aug. 14, 2012 photo James Meredith, the first black student to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962, speaks to an audience at a reading at a Jackson, Miss., book store. Meredith’s current book outlines his impression of race relations, integration and the statue the university erected to commemorate his integration of the liberal arts school.

Rogelio Solis photo

In this Aug. 14, 2012 photograph, James Meredith, the first black student to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 speaks about his latest book at a Jackson, Miss., book store. The book outlines his impression of race relations, integration and the statue the university erected to commemorate his integration of the liberal arts school.

Robert Jordan photo

In this photo provided by the University of Mississippi, Reverend Leroy Wadlington gives the closing blessings to the audience assembled at the University of Mississippi�s Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts to recognize Ole Miss�s 50th anniversary of integration in Oxford, Miss., on Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012. The planned Walk of Reconciliation and Redemption and candlelight vigil were moved to the Ford Center due to rain.

Robert Jordan photo

In this photo provided by the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss students hold electric candles and sing during the final commemoration in song at the University of Mississippi�s celebration of 50-years of integration in Oxford, Miss., Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012. The candle lighting had been scheduled to take place at the Lyceum as a culmination of a �Walk of Reconciliation and Redemption�, but all of the evening�s events were moved to the University�s Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Robert Jordan photo

In this photo provided by the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss freshmen and Ridgeland, Miss., natives Brice Ashford, left, and Lisa Ann Parr hold an electric candle together and sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the University of Mississippi�s celebration of 50-years of integration in Oxford, Miss., Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012. The candle lighting had been scheduled to take place at the Lyceum as a culmination of a �Walk of Reconciliation and Redemption�, but all of the evening�s events were moved to the University�s Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Robert Jordan photo

In this photo provided by the University of Mississippi, Col. Chuck Bolen, speaks at the University of Mississippi�s 50-Years of Integration remembrance Sunday evening, Sept. 30, 2012 at the University�s Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Bolen, who led the troops that occupied Oxford, Miss., during James Meredith�s integration to Ole Miss was to speak at a �Walk of Reconciliation and Redemption�, but all of the evening�s events were moved indoors due to the rain.