MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The first Black student to attend University of Mississippi and make history is on a his third mission.
James Meredith plans to teach about the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule to anyone who will listen, especially young people. He plans to travel to all 82 counties in Mississippi along with Wednesday's visit to Shelby County.
Meredith says his first mission from God was his admission to Ole Miss. His second mission was helping more Black people to vote in 1966, although he was shot two days later in Hernando.
He hopes this third mission to uplift our moral character will be his legacy.
"When anybody see the name James Meredith, I want them to think the ten commandments and the Golden Rule," said Meredith.
Meredith launched his most recent mission last week on the 9th anniversary of his admission to Ole Miss.