Integration correspondence



Publication Date



The Rebel Underground stressed racial segregation and states' rights. The anonymously, irregularly published paper typically attacked James Meredith, Russell Barrett, James Silver, the federal government, Civil Rights groups, Communism and the Daily Mississippian. (The Rebel Underground contains racial slurs and ideas that reflect the views of some Mississippians during the Civil Rights movement. It is hoped that the Rebel Underground can be used to understand 1960s race relations and the context in which James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi. The University of Mississippi does not condone the content of the Rebel Underground.)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

University of Mississippi -- History; College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford; Segregation; White supremacy movements;

Relational Format

archival material

Original Format

application forms

Original Collection

Russell H. Barrett Collection. Archives and Special Collections. University of Mississippi Libraries.


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