James Meredith's Ole Miss 50th Graduation Anniversary - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

James Meredith's Ole Miss 50th Graduation Anniversary

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Sunday marks a huge milestone for James Meredith. It's the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Ole Miss.

Meredith sat down with our Katina Rankin to reflect on the journey that brought him to this day. He recalls bricks, lead pipes, bottles and Molotov cocktails, plus gunfire being fired at him while trying to become the first African-American to enroll in Ole Miss.

Meredith even talks about the bullet that struck him in the back. Here is what he says he learned through the process.

"Everybody want to see things change, but they don't want to be the one to rock the boat," Meredith said.

"I'm 80 plus years-old, and I don't know how much time I got left. But, I do know how ever many days it is, it's less than I already had. So, my God tells me that trying don't mean nothing. Either get the job done or stop using up my time," Meredith added.

Hear more of James Meredith's interview on this historic day on the Sunday WLBT 10 p.m. Report.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hurricane worries can cause anxiety and even PTSD

    Hurricane worries can cause anxiety and even PTSD

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:54:31 GMT
    The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)
    The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)The threat of hurricanes in South Mississippi has caused many residents to have anxiety. (Source: File)

    Fortunately for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it's been calm this hurricane season, aside from the Subtropical Alberto scare Memorial Day Weekend. 

    More >>

    Fortunately for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it's been calm this hurricane season, aside from the Subtropical Alberto scare Memorial Day Weekend. 

    More >>
  • Jackson County mother charged with murder after infant was left in car

    Jackson County mother charged with murder after infant was left in car

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:36:57 GMT
    Deputies say Barhonovich is booked in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center without bond, awaiting an initial court hearing. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Jail)Deputies say Barhonovich is booked in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center without bond, awaiting an initial court hearing. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Jail)

    Jackson County deputies have charged Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, with 2nd Degree Murder.

    More >>

    Jackson County deputies have charged Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, with 2nd Degree Murder.

    More >>
  • Texas Baptist campers love the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Texas Baptist campers love the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:56:47 GMT
    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)
    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat. (Photo source: WLOX)

    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat.

    More >>

    More than 1,400 people from Texas, including 1,000 kids aged 12-14, are on the Coast this week for the Second Baptist Church of Houston's annual summer retreat.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly