My time with Meredith


James Meredith telling me a little about his life’s story and continuing mission.

Saturday, I spent an hour or two with James Meredith, the first integrated black male at the University of Mississippi.  It was an amazing opportunity, an experience I will never forget. Though many see him as a civil rights leader, Meredith does not identify with this image. More of Meredith’s story will be in The Daily Mississippian and the Ole Miss Yearbook:


Meredith, friend Hiram Eastland and me in front of the Lyceum October 13, 2012. Meredith was greeted that day with thanks and kind words from several people, young and elderly.