MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Today, the city of Meridian welcomed Mr. James Meredith, an American civil rights activist, to the Meridian Museum of Art.
Mr. Meredith has been known as a leader with determination and perseverance since he organized the March Against Fear in 1966 to encourage voter registration in the South.
We spoke to numerous supporters about the impact Mr. Meredith had on their lives.
Jennifer Beford said,
“I think it’s important that every now and then we revisit the legacies that people like James Meredith have left for us in the future, and we have to pass that on to our children, because if we don’t pass it on, they won’t never will be. understand.”
Terry Rogers said
“Mr. Meredith is a great humble man, and someone we should come and rally behind and learn his story in schools and things of that nature, and someone I think we should have flowers around while he’s around. let’s give him away.”
Meredith was also the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
Copyright 2023 WTOK. All rights reserved.