The Texas Hunger Strikers are still here and we are learning so much from them. Yesterday James Meredith joined us for the rally and for a bit of the walk. The emotions I have personally been going through are overwhelming, but I think everything will be worth it.
I remember seeing the Lyceum, where James Meredith was almost shot at the University of Mississippi in 1962 and putting my finger through the bullet hole itself. I felt a strange energy that day, as if my life was somehow linked to that event, to that person. I met Mr. Meredith about a month ago, and I remember the energy that I felt when I put my finger through that bullet hole. I remember when I showed Mr. Meredith a video of the Trail of Dreams. The scene of the KKK rallying against them really moved him to tears and he said, “That could’ve been any black person in the 1960s.” He told us he believed that the recreation of his walk today could change America.
On Day 2 we saw a lot of confederate flags and few children said hateful comments against us. Overall, the workshop at the library in Horn Lake, MS went well and we’re hoping that we can reach people at our next stop in Nesbit, MS. I’m grateful to everyone who has supported this walk in any way so far.
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