Reporter Remembers Interview With MLK

In June of 1966, James Meredith, who had broken the color barrier at the University of Mississippi, was shot by a lone gunman as he led a March Against Fear through Mississippi. As a young reporter for the Mutual Broadcasting System, I was redirected from an assignment at the Kennedy Space Center, to report on the shooting and the march. I flew into Memphis where I saw Dr. Martin Luther King who, along with other civil rights leaders, vowed to continue the march that Meredith had started.

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