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ESPN's 30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Colmax, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Colmax

    Colmax Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    This is being played on ESPN tonight on the integration of Ole Miss.

    James Meredith was the first black man to become a student at the University of Mississippi. I was very fortunate to have been a student there in '06 when the school unveiled the James Meredith Memorial. We heard a great speech by Mr. Meredith as well as from our own Morgan Freeman. A powerful story that forever changed the landscape of the university and the state for the betterment of our southern culture.

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  2. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

    Dec 7, 2007
    ooooooooo interesting. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thee...Ohio State University
    Liked the documentary...nice to see a lot of older folks who took part ashamed and remorseful.
  4. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    The change in the nation over just my lifetime amazes me. The technological advances are one thing but the attitude changes...... at least for most folks.
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  5. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    As one who is White, was born and grew up in the deep South (Georgia), and was raised to believe that we all are equal. Who has lived, played, and worked with Black people all my life I find this more disturbing than I can say. Racisim is not a Southern thing, though it appears to be that way, yet I've found it just as deeply rooted in the North (or West ... if you ask our Native friends).

    The truth is that the movement of equality for Blacks and Women started in the South before the war.

    Its not a Southern disgrace but a national disgrace IMO.

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