Racial Equity Resource Guide


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Opening Doors/Forging New Paths – A Oral History project of The Winter Institute

The Winter Institute


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In 1965, Aaron Shirley became the first African American resident at the University Medical Center (UMC), the state's only medical school, in Jackson. In 1967, Reuben Anderson became the first African American graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Behind the integration of the UM professional schools were two men in positions of leadership who took an unusual stand to open doors for black students: Dr. Blair Batson at UMC, who welcomed Dr. Shirley, and Dean Joshua Morse, who recruited Mr. Anderson and other African American students. The two leaders, both from Poplarville, Mississippi, grew up near each other, and their mothers were close friends.

Since 2006, the Winter Institute has conducted an oral history project about these integrations and the people behind them.




Related Organizations

The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation serves the University of Mississippi by fostering reconciliation and civic renewal wherever people suffer as a result of racial discrimination or alienation.


Tagged with: Organization Alliance, Racial Healing, Research For Action, Education, Advocacy & Organizing, Mississippi

Related Guides & Workshops

The Winter Institute’s Summer Youth Institute

The Winter Institute’s Summer Youth Institute is a nine-day experiential learning program, where rising high school sophomores and juniors learn about civil rights, advocacy, critical thinking and more.


Tagged with: Racial Healing, Professional Development, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Education, Advocacy & Organizing, Workshops/Convenings

We Are the People We Have Been Waiting For: Equipping Communities to Heal Themselves—A Product of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi

This community dialogue handbook includes brief case studies of three communities with which the Winter Institute is involved. These towns have begun to successfully transform their communities and have made steps toward the goal of racial reconciliation.


Tagged with: Racial Healing, Professional Development, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Advocacy & Organizing, Dialogue Guides & Resources, Media and Commuications Guides

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