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A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America

This book is about James Meredith
In "A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America," James Meredith, an unsung warrior of the American civil rights movement, shares his profound journey and presents a gripping challenge to the nation. This narrative chronicles Meredith’s audacious actions, from breaking racial barriers at the University of Mississippi in 1962 to spearheading the 1966 March Against Fear, which significantly advanced voter registration efforts in the South. Born on a Mississippi farm and returning as a determined veteran, Meredith used his strategic vision and unyielding courage to combat entrenched systems of white supremacy and state-sanctioned terror. Despite grave personal risks, including surviving an assassination attempt during his march, his efforts were pivotal in catalyzing change during a transformative era. Meredith's story extends beyond memoir to a compelling manifesto, urging a renewed commitment to educational and racial justice and voter rights. Ideal for middle-school readers, this book not only recounts critical historical events but also inspires a new generation to think critically about the intersection of education equity, racial justice, and civic engagement. Published on September 24, 2016, Meredith's narrative challenges us to fulfill our "divine responsibility to transform America," making it a crucial read for young scholars and future activists.
Published by Atria on September 24, 2016
288 pages
ISBN: 9781451674736
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Education EquityRacial Justice, and Political Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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