Guest column

Opinion: Crossroads for a movement

By , Guest Columnist Updated: July 15, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 15, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Robert Lee Long
Guest Columnist

Robert Lee Long

Robert Lee Long is a retired newspaper editor and a contributing columnist for The Daily Memphian. He is also a historian and theologian and formerly served as a radio correspondent for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Four years ago, James Meredith, others from Mississippi and I were invited to take part in a series of college speaking engagements about progress our state had made in the area of civil rights. Most in the audience were amazed that Meredith, the civil rights legend, was still alive. I can attest that my friend is very much alive, spirited and has something to say.


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