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If you want to know the story about Jim Silver…

“any intelligent man is not going to remain long in a state where jackasses roam the legislative halls, braying at their betters.”  Hodding Carter, suggesting that Ole Miss Law Professor William Murphy would soon leave Mississippi because of the attacks on him from state officials.  Quoted in a footnote in Eagles, The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss.

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The Monument Dedication to Jim Silver Raises Question About Public Dialog At Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi dedicated a monument today to professor James Silver, near where he lived on faculty row. This was a commendable project of law professor John Robin Bradley.

James Silver was a history professor at Ole Miss from the 40s into the 60s. He became nationally known when, after the Meredith crisis, […]