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Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983. The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams - Page 4. February 21, 1963. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/73/show/60.

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Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983. (February 21, 1963). The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams - Page 4. University of Houston Integration Records. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/73/show/60

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Title The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983
Publisher Program For A Greater University of Mississippi
Date February 21, 1963
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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  • University of Houston
  • Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983
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  • speeches (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1985-005, Box 29, Folder 19
Original Collection President's Office Records
Digital Collection University of Houston Integration Records
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Transcript tutions of Higher Learning. Such policy-making and administrative powers as the University has are delegated to it by the Board. Until last September, none of the State institutions of higher learning had admitted Negroes except the three institutions specifically established for them. In January of 1961 James Meredith, a Negro, applied for admission to the University. He was advised that he did not meet certain of the University's requirements for admission. In May, 1961, he filed a complaint in Federal District Court, maintaining that he had been denied because of his race and requesting an injunction requiring his admission to the University, and further requiring that all the State institutions of higher learning admit Negroes under the same terms and conditions applicable to other students. The defendants in the case were the members of the Board of Trustees and administrative officers of the University. The District Court found for the defendants. The case was immediately appealed, the Circuit Court ruled for the plaintiff, and a sweeping Federal injunction was issued ordering the Board of Trustees and the University to enroll James Meredith. It was at this point that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Mississippi State government all went into action. Without going into all the complexities of the case, let me note that both the State and the Federal governments claimed paramount jurisdiction. The Board was enjoined against admitting Meredith and enjoined against denying him admission. The Board members could