The Kennedy White House Administration played a tremendous role in the integration of The University of Mississippi and the Cuban Missile Crisis that happened between September 28, 1962 and October 28, 1962. In September 1962, James Meredith, an African American man, tried enrolling at the University of Mississippi. Mayhem immediately arose on the Ole Miss campus, with uprisings resulting in two people dead, hundreds of people injured and countless other people detained, when the Kennedy administration summoned 31,000 National Guardsmen and supplementary federal forces to impose command. As the most treacherous incident in the history of the Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis has inescapably enticed the observation of numerous diplomatic historians. With the dual superpowers wavering on the edge of nuclear war, the dispute of how to eliminate Russian arsenals from Cuba in October 1962, while conserving the harmony, epitomized the utmost trial of John F. Kennedy's presidency.
The revolutionary 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education professed that racial segregation in educational and other amenities defied the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which approved equivalent defense of the law to any person in its authority. "This verdict effectively overturned the "separate but equal" mandate set by an earlier court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which determined that equal protection was not violated as long as reasonably equal conditions were provided to both groups" (The Integration of Ole Miss). Although it correlated explicitly to public schools, the Brown decree inferred that additional segregated amenities were moreover unlawful, distributing a hefty setback to white bigot rules in the Jim Crow South. .
In the years commencing the event at the University of Mississippi, African Americans had instigated to be accepted in modest amounts to additional white universities in the South devoid of too much incidence.