HoCo History Made

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ecently, Ole Miss crowned its first homecoming king. Carl Tart, senior and executive director of Students Activities Association, is not only the first homecoming king that Ole Miss has ever crowned, but he is African-American. This election is important to many because of Ole Miss’ troubled history with segregation. Most notably, in 1962, white students protested James Meredith, a prospective African- American student, enrolling at the university; he subsequently became the first African- American student to attend Ole Miss. Some hope that this homecoming sets a precedent of kindness and tolerance that sheds light on the history of race at Ole Miss.