Letter from James Meredith to Robert B. EllisJanuary 31, 1961
- What does Meredith reveal about his beliefs and values by describing himself as an "American-Mississippi-Negro citizen"?
- When Meredith says that he hopes the University will act in a way that is "complimentary to itself", what do you think he means? In your opinion, what would constitute a complimentary reaction to his application?
- What consequences do you think Meredith fears in response to his application?
Questions for further discussion:
- What is Meredith referring to when he writes of "this new age"? What has changed?