- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A plaza at the University of Mississippi is being dedicated to the memory of a 1950s-era religious leader who pushed for integration at the university.

The Oxford Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1JPJpWg ) that the Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation will dedicate The Rev. Will David Campbell Plaza on Friday at 2 p.m.

Campbell was the director of religious life for the University of Mississippi from 1954 until 1956. He tried to steer the campus toward integration, but was retaliated against violently for his views.

Campbell left his religious post at the university but remained active in the civil rights movement. He died in 2013 at age 88.

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