Black Civil Rights Pioneer Was "Intimate Friends" with David Duke, Opposed the "Elite Ruling Class"
By Martin Hill
January 2, 2015



James Howard Meredith, born June 25, 1933 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, makes a lot of people uncomfortable. So much so that in the 90's he said he had to move out of California "to make ends meet" after no one wanted to pay him to appear at speaking engagements anymore. Educated at the University of Mississippi and Columbia Law School, Meredith was known for becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi.

Meredith supported David Duke for governor of Louisiana and even appeared in a TV ad for him in 1991. He supported Duke's efforts to reform the welfare system because "it has caused dependency rather than self reliance," adding "the liberals will be surprised how much of the black vote he receives."

Here is a video interview with James Meredith uploaded in 2007:

Description: James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American civil rights movement figure. He was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi of Native American (Choctaw) and African American heritage. Meredith enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1951 to 1960. On October 1, 1962, he became the first black student at the University of Mississippi after being barred from entering on September 20. His enrollment, opposed by Governor Ross Barnett, sparked riots on the Oxford campus, which required federal troops and U.S. Marshals, which were sent by President John F. Kennedy. The riots led to a violent clash which left two people dead, including a French journalist Paul Guihard, 48 soldiers injured and 30 U.S. Marshals with gun wounds. His actions are regarded as a pivotal moment in the history of civil rights. He graduated on August 18, 1963 with a degree in history. Meredith on on June 6, 1966 led a civil rights march, the March Against Fear from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi. During the march James Howard Meredith was wounded by sniper Aubrey James Norvell. The photograph of Meredith after being shot won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1967.

He was featured in the Huffington Post in 2012, but they dared not mention Meredith's association with Duke: James Meredith, Central Figure In Ole Miss Integration, Reflects On 50th Anniversary, Resents 'Civil Rights' Moniker (PHOTOS) 10/1/12. Excerpt:

"Mississippi's segregationist governor in 1962, Ross Barnett declared that no school would be integrated on his watch. He denounced the federal government as "evil and illegal forces of tyranny" for ordering Ole Miss to enroll Meredith, a 29-year-old Air Force veteran who had already taken classes at historically black Jackson State College.But even as Barnett whipped the white populace into a segregationist frenzy, he privately negotiated with President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, to try to save face as it became clear that federal authorities would escort Meredith onto campus and make sure he enrolled.

In the face of Mississippi's defiance, federal authorities deployed more than 3,000 soldiers and more than 500 law enforcement officers to Oxford. An angry mob of students and outsiders yelled and hurled bricks. Tear gas canisters exploded amid the oaks and magnolias. Two white men were killed. More than 200 people were injured, including 160 U.S. marshals. In his new book, "A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America," Meredith and co-author William Doyle recall the court battle and mob violence. "I chose as my target the University of Mississippi, which in 1960 was the holiest temple of white supremacy in America, next to the U.S. Capitol and the White House, both of which were under the control of segregationists and their collaborators," Meredith writes.

Wikipedia notes:
An active Republican, Meredith served from 1989 to 1991 as a domestic adviser on the staff of United States Senator Jesse Helms. Faced with criticism from the civil rights community for working for the former avowed segregationist, Meredith said that he had applied to every member of the Senate and House offering his services, and only Helms' office responded. He also wanted a chance to do research at the Library of Congress.

In 2002, officials at the University of Mississippi celebrated the 40th anniversary of Meredith's historic admission and integration of the institution with a year-long series of events. Of the celebration, Meredith said, "It was an embarrassment for me to be there, and for somebody to celebrate it, oh my God. I want to go down in history, and have a bunch of things named after me, but believe me that ain't it."

He said he had achieved his main goal at the time by getting the federal government to enforce his rights as a citizen. He saw his actions as "an assault on white supremacy." A highly independent man, Meredith has identified as an individual American citizen who demanded and received the constitutional rights held by any American, not as a participant in the U.S. civil rights movement. There have been tensions between him and leaders of major organizations of the movement. When interviewed in 2002, the 40th anniversary of his enrollment at University of Mississippi, Meredith said, "Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind."

In a 2002 interview with CNN, Meredith said, "I was engaged in a war. I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government�the Kennedy administration at that time�into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen."

Here is an interview with Meredith from 2012:

The L.A. Times ran a very interesting article on Meredith in 1991: Civil Rights Pioneer Is a Maverick to Movement : Politics: James Meredith, the first black student ever enrolled at the University of Mississippi, irks activists over his alliances with right-wing politicians and his disdain of the civil rights leadership. Excerpt:
"Glenn Montecino, Duke's legislative assistant and spokesman, said from his office in Baton Rouge, La., that Meredith and Duke have "no formal relationship at the moment" but hope to have in the future. He described their association as an "intimate friendship." If Duke wins the governor's race, Montecino said, Meredith may end up a staff member, working in the Health and Welfare Department. Duke is founder of the National Assn. for the Advancement of White People, which Meredith supports. "Duke believes, and I do, too, that there are millions of whites in this country who have been denied their opportunity at the American dream," Meredith said.

...The candidate said he is still relentlessly "pro-black." He simply disagrees with the "liberal agenda of the elite ruling class," which "pigeonholes" blacks, Latinos, women and gays into the same category and weakens--rather then emboldens--each group politically.... "The whole aim of the so-called civil rights movement is to establish a dual citizenship in America," Meredith said. "Blacks that go along with it get special privileges for doing so . . . just as the Jews who supported the Germans got special privileges for doing so."

..."But even then, I knew who my true enemy was. It was the liberal elite, without a doubt. The white supremacists had a narrower goal. The liberal thing was more permanent--to make the black a second-class citizen forever, and to me, that was sinister." "It wasn't David Duke who beat Rodney King, it was the liberal black mayor Tom Bradley's police who beat Rodney King," he said. "But liberals all over America have created a perception that the Klan did that."



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