James Meredith was the first black American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Credit: Zachary Oren Smith, Mississippi Today

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Associated Press: James Meredith of Jackson is one of five people being inducted into the Ole Miss alumni hall of fame during homecoming in October. The list of honorees also includes longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford, who retired in April.

Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their country, state or the university through good deeds, services or contributions that have perpetuated the good name of Ole Miss, the university said in a news release.

Read the Associated Press report as it appeared in the Daily Journal here.

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