REBELS: James Meredith & The Integration of Ole Miss


Produced and Directed by Matthew Graves.On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi. His journey to Ole Miss student began with the state of Mississippi’s denial and open defiance to the federal court’s mandate of his admission and ended on the night of September 30th as thousands of armed protestors rioted against U.S. Marshals, Mississippi National Guard, and U.S. troops. “Rebels: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss” tells the incredible true story of one man’s mission for equality and a state that would do everything in its power to stop him. Broadcast Premiere September 27th at 9pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Live Screening as part of the

University of Mississippi’s “Opening the Closed Society”
commemoration on September 30th at 8pm in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.