Lyceum — The Circle Historic District Historical

Lyceum — The Circle Historic District Historical (HM1Y0M)

Location: Oxford, MS 38677 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 21.918', W 89° 32.048'

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Lyceum — The Circle
Historic District

has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This district possesses national significance in
commemorating the history of the United States of America


On this site, between September 30 and October 1, 1962, a
rebellious mob clashed with U.S. Marshalls and federal
troops. Authorized by President John F. Kennedy, over the
court ordered admittance of African-American student James
Meredith to the University of Mississippi. The riotous event
marked a decisive turning point in the history of public
school desegregation as violent southern massive resistance
declined in the face of federal government enforcement.
Details
HM NumberHM1Y0M
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 266957 N 3805571
Decimal Degrees34.36530000, -89.53413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.918', W 89° 32.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 55.08" N, 89° 32' 2.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 304 University Cir, Oxford MS 38677, US
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