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Morgan Freeman and University of Mississippi Professor Linda Keena donated $1 million to the school to launch a legal studies center that focuses on policing.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate statue would be moved from a central spot on the University of Mississippi’s campus to a less prominent Confederate cemetery, under a proposal approved Friday by a state board. The cemetery is still on campus, but it’s in a place few people walk or drive. The vote Friday was […]

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State officials are considering the University of Mississippi’s proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that’s still on campus but in a less prominent location. Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History are meeting Friday, and the […]

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Following news that three white University of Mississippi students were suspended from their fraternity after a picture of them posing with guns in front of an Emmett Till memorial surfaced on the internet, plans are underway to replace the current sign with a new bulletproof one. The sign, located where Till’s body was pulled out of the Tallahatchie River […]

A former University of Mississippi student is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to placing a noose on the University of Mississippi’s statue of its first black student. A federal court filing shows that Austin Reed Edenfield is scheduled to waive indictment and plead guilty to a criminal charge before U.S. District Judge Michael Mills in […]

A week after University of Mississippi student leaders voted overwhelmingly to remove the state flag from campus, it was taken down during a ceremony on Monday.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has removed the state flag on its Oxford campus Monday morning because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which some see as a painful reminder of slavery and segregation. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks ordered the flag lowered and said it was being sent to the university’s […]

The Department of Justice announced on Friday, a former University of Mississippi student was indicted on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a noose and…

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time. The university announced Thursday that the national office […]