A University of Mississippi fraternity chapter was suspended Friday and three freshman members kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.
Sigma Phi Epsilon said it indefinitely suspended the Alpha Chapter, which voted to expel all three men and give their names to investigators.
Cops on Sunday found a noose tied around the Meredith statue’s neck, along with an old Georgia flag bearing a since-eliminated Confederate battle emblem.
When Meredith tried to enter Ole Miss in fall 1962, Mississippi's governor tried to stop him. That led to violence on the Oxford campus.