James Meredith Shot

Civil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss., on June 6, 1966. Meredith, who defied segregation to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962, completed the march from Memphis to Jackson, Miss., after treatment of his wounds.

James M eredith was walking down Highway 51 just south of Hernando, Mississippi. It was June 6, 1966, the second day of his planned 220-mile trek from Memphis to Jackson, which he undertook to encourage Black people to overcome racist intimidation and to register to vote.

As cars filled with newspaper reporters and police officers rolled nearby, he walked a sloping stretch of road lined with pine trees. He heard a shout: “James Meredith! James Meredith!”

Aram Goudsouzian, chairman of the history department at the University of Memphis, wrote this for The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Read the original article at theconversation.com.

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Calls by BLM in Tulsa to exterminate whites won’t get any compassion. MLK used the Lords teachings to bring about change and this worked. Racism these days has many faces not just white. All needs to come together and stop the constant violet rhetoric


Correction. Wasn’t BLM it was New Black Panther party


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