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And One Was a PriestThe Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.$
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Araminta Stone Johnston

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738285

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.001.0001

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“Stop this Violence!”

“Stop this Violence!”

University of Mississippi, September 1962

(p.3) Chapter 1 “Stop this Violence!”
And One Was a Priest

Araminta Stone Johnston

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the struggle of James H. Meredith, an Air Force veteran, Mississippi native, to gain admission to the University of Mississippi; the civil rights activities of Rev. Duncan M. Gray Jr; his efforts to help the community prepare for Meredith’s arrival; and his confrontation with former Major General Edwin Walker at the University of Mississippi campus as the latter was called on supporters to resist the admission of the first African American student—James H. Meredith.

Keywords:   Duncan M. Gray Jr, civil rights, African American students, college students, desegregation

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