1962 – James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted.


September 20, 1962: Lt Governor Johnson Blocked James Meredith From Enrolling At Ole Miss
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Armed with a court order, and escorted by federal marshals, Meredith tried to enter the university on Thursday, September. 20th. He was blocked by mobs and Mississippi Lt Governor Paul Johnson, defying the high court’s ruling.

James Meredith, a 28-year-old married veteran of the Air Force, had studied for two years at Jackson State University. But Meredith wanted a better legal education than the HBCU could offer, and he wanted to get it at Ole Miss.

For 16 months, James Meredith’s case was fought in the courts. Brown v. the Board of Education had come more than 8 years earlier, forbidding “separate but equal” public schools, NO university in the South–the great bastion of segregation–had yet integrated.
After twice being denied admission, with advice from the NAACP, Meredith took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, where he was finally granted the right to attend the all-white university.

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1884 – The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.


Belva was not only a pioneer herself, but sponsored other trailblazers to the Court..
Belva was not only a pioneer herself, but sponsored other trailblazers to the Court..

If a woman demonstrates that she is fitted to be president, she will someday occupy the White House. It will be entirely on her own merits, however. No movement will place her there simply because she is a woman. It will come if she proves herself fit for the position.

Equal Rights Party nomination. Dissatisfied with resistance by the men of the major parties to women’s suffrage, a small group of women announced the formation in 1884 of the Equal Rights Party . The Equal Rights Party held its national convention in San Francisco, California on September 20 ;nominating Belva Lockwood as its presidential candidate.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 1962: LT GOVERNOR JOHNSON BLOCKED JAMES MEREDITH FROM ENROLLING AT OLE MISS


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James Meredith, a 28-year-old married veteran of the Air Force, had studied for two years at Jackson State University. But Meredith wanted a better legal education than the HBCU could offer, and he wanted to get it at Ole Miss.

Armed with a court order, and escorted by federal marshals, Meredith tried to enter the university on Thursday, September. 20th. He was blocked by mobs and Mississippi Lt Governor Paul Johnson, defying the high court’s ruling.

For 16 months, James Meredith’s case was fought in the courts. Brown v. the Board of Education had come more than 8 years earlier, forbidding “separate but equal” public schools, NO university in the South–the great bastion of segregation–had yet integrated.

After twice being denied admission, with advice from the NAACP, Meredith took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, where he was finally granted the right to attend the all-white university.