Events

March Against Fear

The March Against Fear, begun by James Meredith and continued by Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther King, and others, arrived in Grenada on June 15, 1966.  After Dr. King spoke to a group of 200 people, they all marched to […]

Meredith’s March Against Fear

On June 5, 1966, James Meredith set out to demonstrate that Blacks could exercise freedom without the assistance of the National Guard in what he called the “March Against Fear.” This walk began in Memphis at the Peabody Hotel and […]

Murder of Cpl. Roman Ducksworth, Jr.

Cpl. Roman Ducksworth, Jr. was a military police officer who was riding a bus in Taylorsville, MS. He was commanded to leave the bus by a police officer that mistook him for a Freedom Rider. Refusing to leave, he was […]