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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 01, 2006
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Oxford, Mississippi: Martin Savidge) The unveiling at the University of Mississippi of a monument dedicated to the civil rights movement that includes a life-size statue of James Meredith featured; film shown from October, 1962, when troops were needed to get Meredith, the first black student, into the school. [Today, Representative John LEWIS - says we have come a great distance.] [MEREDITH - quotes William Faulkner about the past.]

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Savidge, Martin
Duration:
00:02:10

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