Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi

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Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university campus. Background material on the significance of the Greek Revival style of architecture, what this style symbolized to those opposed to integration, and on the political situation in 1962 is provided. Whether or not you agree with the point of view of the lesson, the resources in the packet are of value.

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