On June 6th, 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith was shot and wounded by a white salesman in Mississippi, on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear. He planned the march to encour…

On June 6th, 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith was shot and wounded by a white salesman in Mississippi, on the second day of his 220-mile March Against Fear. He planned the march to encour…

On October 1st, 1962, federal marshals escorted James Meredith to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Earlier that year, a U.S. Appeals court ordered the University to admit him. Mississippi G…

On October 1st, 1962, federal marshals escorted James Meredith to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Earlier that year, a U.S. Appeals court ordered the University to admit him. Mississippi G…

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

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

James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi

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Participants on the Meredith Mississippi March near the town of Canton, June 1966. The march began with civil rights campaigner James Meredith setting out to walk from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, in order to encourage African-Americans along the way to register and vote. After Meredith was shot and wounded, other civil rights campaigners continued the march in his name.

Participants on the Meredith Mississippi March near the town of Canton, June 1966. The march began with civil rights campaigner James Meredith setting out to walk from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, in order to encourage African-Americans along the way to register and vote. After Meredith was shot and wounded, other civil rights campaigners continued the march in his name.

James Meredith was the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi. Description from whnt.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

James Meredith was the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi. Description from whnt.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

thelogicofstupid: “James Meredith. —-history lane, then and now—- the liberal movement is about control and keeping people enslaved to government. Period. ” Obama seems to be trying to give liberal...

thelogicofstupid: “James Meredith. —-history lane, then and now—- the liberal movement is about control and keeping people enslaved to government. Period. ” Obama seems to be trying to give liberal...

James H. Meredith, 28, left, leaves the courthouse in Meridian, Miss., on June 1, 1961 with his attorneys, Constance Baker Motley, New York, center, and R. Jess Brown, right, Vicksburg lawyer, after conferring with federal district judge Sidney Mize about his suit to enter the University of Mississippi. (AP)

James H. Meredith, 28, left, leaves the courthouse in Meridian, Miss., on June 1, 1961 with his attorneys, Constance Baker Motley, New York, center, and R. Jess Brown, right, Vicksburg lawyer, after conferring with federal district judge Sidney Mize about his suit to enter the University of Mississippi. (AP)

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