The Icon They Ignore

He doesn’t fit the racialist profile.
Civil Rights Legend James Meredith Says He’s On A Mission From God

Wounded by shotgun fire while marching for voting rights in 1966, Meredith also shuns the title of “civil rights icon,” as if civil rights are different from other rights.
Now, at 85, Meredith could rest assured of a place in history. But he says he’s on a new mission from God – to confront what he sees as society’s “breakdown of moral character” by encouraging people to live by the Ten Commandments.
Meredith grew up in segregated Mississippi, served in the Air Force and sued to gain admission as the first black student at the state’s flagship university. Facing resistance from the governor and riots that led to two deaths, Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss in 1962, under federal court order and protected by U.S. marshals. He graduated with a political science degree.
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