June 5, will mark 50 years since James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, began a walk from Memphis to Jackson to make a positive difference in the world.
Despite countless reports referring to Meredith’s endeavor as the “March Against Fear,” the civil rights icon has always considered the event his personal “Walk Against Fear” as a citizen.
“I never participated in a March (Against Fear),” Meredith said Wednesday morning. “A few people use my language (in describing the 1966 event). I was a soldier.”