Bearing the Cross - Study Guide Chapter 9, The Meredith March, 'Black Power', and the Chicago Open-Housing Protests, 1966 Summary & Analysis

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King and other civil rights leaders traveled to Mississippi to continue Meredith's walk. The group met at the spot where Meredith was shot, had a short prayer, and began to walk. Within minutes, highway patrolmen confronted them and told them to get off the pavement. A struggle ensued when the marchers refused. King took control and urged the marchers off the pavement, and they were allowed to pass freely. That night, the marchers returned to Memphis where a meeting was held to outline the purpose of the Meredith March. Despite arguments over this manifesto, the march continued as planned the next day. Voter registration campaigns were added to the march's venue as activists approached potential voters in each town they marched through. The march was...

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