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Dean W. Colvard served as President of Mississippi State University from 1960-66. During these six years, the school experienced radical changes to its staunch policy of segregation. He made the decision to allow the school's basketball team to play…

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Ross Barnett served from 1960-1964 as governor of Mississippi. He made headlines for his strict segregationist policies. He repeatedly defied federal laws of desegregation following the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He again attempted to…
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