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In these diary excerpts, MSU President Dean W. Colvard documents events happening during the early 1960s at the university and in the state, including the integration of the University of Mississippi. Colvard details the events surrounding he and Coach Babe McCarthy's decision to send the MSU basketball team to play Loyola Chicago in Michigan in March 1963, despite Governor Ross Barnett's order that the team not be allowed to go. Colvard also details the integration of MSU in July 1965, when Richard Holmes enrolled as the first Black student in the university's history.
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Mississippi State University Basketball, Integration, 1963, Coach Babe McCarthy, Dean Colvard
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Dean Colvard Collection
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Colvard, Dean W., "Diary excerpt, Mississippi State University President Dean W. Colvard, 1962-1965" (2023). MSU vs Loyola 1963 - The Game of Change. 41.