Meredith to Visit Meridian Saturday

Civil rights figure, James Meredith, will visit Meridian for two events this weekend.

The 79-year-old Meredith will sign his new book, "A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America".

He will be at the Meridian Public Library Saturday from 10 a.m. till noon. He'll then have a signing at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 1803 10th Avenue from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

Meredith was the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. He later earned a law degree and has been an advocate for education ever since.