~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~

Photo B0090:  Tent City in Holly Springs National Forest, near Oxford base of operations for Federal Marshals, FBI and U.S. Army Operation OXFORD during the racial civil unrest at the University of Mississippi in Oxford when Mr. James H. Meredith, a black 29 year-old eleven-year Air Force veteran registered for classes at the university in late September of 1962. The camp was constructed by the troops of the 70th Engineer Battalion from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Photograph Courtesy of Report: The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders 1945-1963.

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