- June 1962 Mississippi University forced to accept black student James Meredith
- New President, Kennedy, sent 320 federal marshals to escort Meredith to campus
- Riots and two people killed
- 166 marshalls and 210 demonstrators injured
- Kennedy sent 2000 more troops
- 300 soldiers stayed on campus until Meredith completed his degree 3 years later!
- Showed the Federal government would intervene