Clyde Kennard and Sara Tarpley

03 Feb 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA — Original caption: Greeted at Airport. Chicago, Illinois: Clyde Kennard, 35, the first Negro to try to integrate a Mississippi university, is greeted by his sister, Mrs. Sara Tarpley, at O’Hare Airport here early February 2nd, after his arrival from Jackson, Mississippi. Kennard was rushed to Billings Hospital, where he will undergo treatment of intestinal cancer. Sentenced in 1960 to seven years in prison for stealing $25 worth of chicken feed. Kennard was released January 28 when Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett suspended his sentence. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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