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Watch interviews with James Meredith, Ed Meek and Curtis Wilkie on upcoming editions of MPB’s “Conversations”

Posted on: June 24th, 2016 by

A Feb. 29 interview with James Meredith organized by Dr. Kathleen Wickham and Dr. Larry Wells will air during an edition of MPB’s “Conversations” with Daphne Chamberlain and Flonzie Brown Wright. The topic of the program is the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s March Against Fear, June 6, 1966. Meek School graduates Logan Kirkland and Jared Boyd conducted the interview. Dates and airtimes for the program are: June 23, 10 p.m. and June 26, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

On the June 30 edition of “Conversations” at 10 p.m., author Ed Meek is joined by fellow journalist, historian and University of Mississippi Professor Curtis Wilkie to talk about the tumultuous 60s when James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at Ole Miss. The event sparked dangerous campus riots, captured in Meek’s photographs and compiled in his book, “RIOT: Witness to Anger and Change.”