Description

This short documentary is about the storied life of James Meredith, who in 1962 influenced President John Kennedy to involve the federal government to ensure his enrollment as the first black student at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Four years later, Meredith survived several shotgun injuries when he was ambushed while on his one man “Meredith March Against Fear” from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Unlike in more formal interview settings, this film captures Meredith in casual conversations with his siblings, a family friend, grandchildren of former U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy and French journalists about his experiences and reasons behind his lone war against white supremacy in the 1960s. The film is narrated by his wife, Dr. Judy Meredith.