February 25, 2018 in Montgomery , AL
2Cities Church in downtown Montgomery is delighted to welcome James Meredith as the keynote speaker for our Black History Feast on February 25, 2018. In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., called Mr. Meredith one of the South's "real heroes," a man "with the noble sense of purpose that enables [him] to face jeering and hostile mobs, and with the agonizing loneliness that characterizes the life of the pioneer." In 1962, Mr. Meredith became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, vindicating his rights through the federal legal system. In 1966, he began a solo March Against Fear from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi to encourage voter registration. While marching, he was shot and hospitalized. About 15,000 people mobilized to finish his march. Mr. Meredith obtained his law degree from Columbia University, served in the United States Air Force, and wrote several books, including Three Years in Mississippi, which chronicles his time as a student at The University of Mississippi. 2Cities Church exists to extend the kingdom of God in downtown Montgomery and create a worshipping community that will declare and demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed. With this Black History Feast, we strive to move toward racial healing and reconciliation. The Black History Feast at 2Cities will begin at 11:00 a.m. at 162 Lee Street. The public is invited to worship with us, eat soul food, and listen to Mr. Meredith. For media inquiries, please contact Pastor James Williams at email@example.com or 774-437-1833.