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James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, is wounded
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While carrying out his solo 220-mile March Against Fear, Meredith is shot by white racist Aubrey James Norvell. Martin Luther King, Jr. later takes up the march (now renamed the Meredith March) with the participation of thousands of African-Americans.

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