School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

A Walk to Remember

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by

Student and professional journalists crowd around civil rights activist Harry Belafonte as he leads a walk of remembrance at Ole Miss. Oct. 1, 1962. Photo by Mikki Harris.

On Oct. 1, administrators, students, faculty and guests honored James Meredith and his historic walk into history as the man who integrated Ole Miss 50 years ago.

The walk was lead by civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, who also spoke to a packed house at the university’s Ford Center.

Media came from across the country and around the world to cover the events, including CBS News, the New York Times and BBC radio.