Come to the Brandon Library for An Evening with James Meredith!
Join the Brandon and Rankin County Genealogical and Historical Societies at the Brandon Library on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00pm for their bi-monthly meeting.
Our special guest is James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi and a prominent figure of the Civil Rights Movement!
Here’s a bit of info about James Meredith, courtesy of Biography.com:
Born in Mississippi in 1933, James Meredith was raised on a farm with nine siblings. He joined the military after high school and attended an all-black college before becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962. After he graduated, Meredith earned a law degree and became involved in politics. He lives in Jackson, Mississippi, and continues to be active in civil rights.