Meredith to speak at 15 metro area libraries in month

July 7, 2016 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire The Jackson Hinds Library System will host James Meredith, civil rights activist, at each of its 15 libraries during the month of July. Meredith will discuss […]

Events slated to commemorate Meredith’s 1966 strides

June 23, 2016 in News

By Shanderia K. Posey Editor On June 5, 1966, James Meredith began a 220-mile solo walk from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson in protest of a system of white supremacy in […]

50 years after Meredith’s ‘Walk Against Fear’

April 21, 2016 in News

Institute planning to commemorate 1966 events By Shanderia K. Posey Editor June 5, will mark 50 years since James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, began a […]

Former Ole Miss student gets six months for hanging noose around James Meredith statue

September 18, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison. WTVA-TV reports a […]

Graeme Phillip Harris pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

June 19, 2015 in News, The Buzz

(AP) A former student at the University of Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge arising from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. […]

Ole Miss trailblazer, James Meredith to receive Harvard award

April 12, 2013 in Top Stories

Dean Kathleen McCartney has announced that Civil Rights activist, author, and political adviser James Meredith will receive the Harvard Graduate School of Education Medal for Education Impact, the highest honor given by the school, and speak at the 2013 Convocationceremony on May 29.

“Just over 50 years ago, Mr. Meredith walked through the doors of the University of Mississippi, becoming the first African American to enroll in the previously segregated school. In doing so, he forced America to look in the mirror and become a better nation. Fifty years later, he is still working to address inequality in America’s schools,” McCartney said. “At HGSE we know that education is a civil right. James Meredith endured beatings and bullets to fight for that right. His courage and determination cannot be overstated. Today, we all walk in his footsteps and through the doors he opened.”

According to Meredith, the award will be the first he has accepted in 50 years.

Mississippi university could get first black chief

February 7, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

More than 50 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi rejected a chance to admit a black man and end segregation in the state’s higher education system. Today, the school is likely to become the first of Mississippi’s historically white public universities to be led by a black man.

College Board officials said this month that they want Dr. Rodney Bennett, the University of Georgia’s vice president of student affairs, to become the next president of 16,000-student USM.

Bennett was chosen from among three finalists by the board that oversees all eight public universities. Assuming campus interviews go well, Bennett will likely be named to the post Thursday, Feb. 7.

Reena Evers-Everette to speak at MLK event – Jan. 18

January 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

The Margaret Walker Center is pleased to announce that Reena Evers-Everette will be the keynote speaker for the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the JSU campus. The MLK Convocation is free and open to the public.

Evers-Everette is the daughter of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers….