Thursday, September 27, 2012

"I am a Zen samurai. I am invincible." | Labor South profiles James Meredith 50 years after Ole Miss

Labor South: James Meredith, still a loner, still on a mission, 50 years later:

James Meredith, via
He would and will always be that lonely figure, a mystic and a mystery, who stepped onto the stage at a critical moment, braving more than his share of what Shakespeare called the “slings and arrows,” showing unimaginable courage and fortitude, enough to override those baffling moments since then. That includes even now as he rejects the statue of him on the campus he integrated as a “false idol” that “must be destroyed and ground to dust.”
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