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James Meredith, the first black student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi, hasn’t shunned the university but he isn’t taking part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his enrollment there. (Associated Press)

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James Meredith, the first black student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi, hasn’t shunned the university but he isn’t taking part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his enrollment there. (Associated Press)

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James Meredith, the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962, speaks to an audience at a reading at a Jackson, Miss., bookstore, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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James Meredith, the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962, speaks to an audience at a reading at a Jackson, Miss., bookstore, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)