Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Jackson Renames Street in Honor of James Meredith

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The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename a street in honor of civil rights icon James Meredith.

Griffith Street will be renamed to James. H. Meredith Drive.

Meredith was the first African-American student to be admitted into the University of Mississippi in 1962. His admission caused a riot at the Oxford campus where two people were killed, and dozens more injured.

He graduated in 1963.

Staff report