Civil rights pioneers to speak at JSU

Published 11:25 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2009

James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first black student enrolled at the University of Mississippi, will be among civil rights pioneers appearing at Jackson State University during Black History Month.

The “Lunch with Door Openers” series begins Wednesday with former Rep. Robert Clark, the first black elected to the Mississippi House since Reconstruction; former Fayette Mayor Charles Evers and civil rights activist Robert Moses.

Meredith is scheduled to appear on Feb. 11, along with William Dilday, the first black general manager of a TV station in the United States; and Alice Thomas Tisdale, publisher of The Jackson Advocate.

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