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<p>Harry S. Murphy, Jr., a black man, attended the University of Mississippi from 1945-1946.</p>

Harry S. Murphy, Jr., a black man, attended the University of Mississippi from 1945-1946.

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The 'white' student who integrated Ole Miss

When Harry S. Murphy arrived at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1945, he was nervous. He landed at Ole Miss by way of the Navy's V-12 program, a wartime measure that allowed young men to take college classes, receive naval training and preparation to become officers.