~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~

Photo B0091:  Remains of burned vehicles from racial civil unrest in the circle of the University of Mississippi in Oxford in late September 1962. Operation OXFORD, a Federal Task Force of Army troops were deployed to suppress the riot and provide security to the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents assigned to guard Mr. James H. Meredith, a black 29 year-old eleven-year Air Force veteran who registered for classes at the university. Photograph Courtesy of Report: The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders 1945-1963.

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