Object Type: Record
In Collection: M319 Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers
From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Article by Erle Johnston regarding the first instance of integration in intercollegiate sports in Mississippi. Discusses the 1955 Jones Junior College football team, cited as the first college team in Mississippi to participate in a sporting event against an integrated team. Includes information on the controversy that surrounded the Mississippi school's decision to allow the team play against Compton College. Also discusses the 1995 Homecoming events, which included an invitation from officials at Jones to black and white players from the 1955 Compton College team to participate in the Homecoming Parade." A type-written note from Erle Johnston is attached at the front of this article.