Letter from James Meredith to the U.S. Justice Department
Feburary 7, 1961
  1. What are the hardships and injustices that Meredith has faced in getting an education?
  2. Why is Meredith writing the Justice Department? What is Meredith asking the Justice Department to do?

Questions for further discussion:

  1. If you were Robert Kennedy, how would you respond to this letter?
  2. What specific actions might the Federal Government take in response to Meredith's request?