June 06 – Civil rights activist James Meredith shot


Shot 55 years ago while marching against racism, James Meredith reminds us that powerful movements can include those with very different ideas

Aram Goudsouzian, Bizot Family Professor of History, University of Memphis

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Civil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across Highway 51 after being shot in Hernando, Mississippi, during his March Against Fear. AP Photo/Jack Thornell, File

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