After Words

After Words: Aram Goudsouzian, "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear," host Rich Benjamin, Demos

About the Program

James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi, returned to the segregationist state four years later to promote voter registration.  Mr. Goudsouzian tells the story of his return, after graduating from a different school.  Meredith was shot while marching for voter rights in the summer of 1966, sparking civil rights supporters from all over the country to go to Mississippi to continue his activism.  Mr. Goudsouzian discusses this piece of American history and the emergence of the call for "black power" with Rich Benjamin, Senior Fellow at Demos.

About the Authors

Aram Goudsouzian

Mr. Goudsouzian is Chair of the History Department at the University of Memphis. He is also the author of "King of the Court," "The Hurricane of 1938," and "Sidney Poitier."


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After Words: Aram Goudsouzian, "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear," host Rich Benjamin, Demos

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  • Sunday, March 2nd at 11am (ET)
  • Monday, February 24th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, February 24th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 23rd at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 22nd at 10pm (ET)
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