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Black Alumni Weekend 2016 Gala - James Meredith, Dr. Richard Holmes, and President Keenum

Pioneers attend MSU Black Alumni Weekend

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum, right, greets Mississippi civil rights pioneers James Meredith, left, and Dr. Richard Holmes, center, during Black Alumni Weekend gala activities at The Mill at MSU. Meredith and Holmes were the first African American students admitted to the University of Mississippi and MSU, respectively. Also shown in the foreground are two of Dr. Holmes' grandchildren, Kaleb and Kelsey Jordan.  Click here to see additional photos from the Black Alumni Weekend networking reception and gala.

Photo by: Megan Bean

March 7, 2016