African American Studies

University of Mississippi

Timeline of African American Experience at UM: 2000s

TIMELINE

pre-1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000
History of African-American Studies Program


Information provided by the University of Mississippi Libraries Archives and Special Collections

40th Anniversary of Integration  |  50th Anniversary of Integration


Nic Lott (left) swears in his predecessor, Clarence Webster, the second African American president of the UM Associated Student Body (2001-2). | Daily Mississippian photo

Nic Lott (left) swears in his successor, Clarence Webster, the second African American president of the UM Associated Student Body, 2001-2002. | Daily Mississippian photo

 

NIC LOTT
In 2000, Nic Lott became the first African-American University of Mississippi Associated Student Body President for the 2000-2001 academic year.


ATO INCIDENT
In 2001, two members of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega display their costumes at a Halloween party.

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OPEN DOORS
The 2002–2003 academic year at the University of Mississippi was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University. In 1963, James Meredith became the first African American student to attend the University. In remembrance of the events of 1963 the university planned numerous discussions and events, Open Doors: 40 Years of Opportunity.


KINCANNON INCIDENT

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On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, university police were called to Kincannon Hall after racial slurs and offensive drawings were drawn on the doors of several residents. As a result of the incident, several meetings and rallies were held to address the incident, and by December, three African American students were charged with the incident.