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If you have visited the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, then you might have heard about the ?The Circle? or the ?Lyceum?. The Lyceum ? The Circle is a historic district that comprises eight buildings and monuments along the perimeter of the University Circle inside the campus. The district was established in 1848 together with the university.

The district is notable for its involvement in the fight for civil rights equality during the 1960s, and the consequential Federal government action that addressed this issue, which directly enforced change.

The buildings and monuments lining the Circle are the following: The eponymous Lyceum building, The Croft Institute for International Studies, Bryant, Ventress, Shoemaker, Peabody, and Carrier dormitory buildings, and the Old Chemistry Building. The historic district also includes the flagpole and a Confederate Monument. The Lyceum Circle was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2008.
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