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Meredith to speak at Harvard

HarvardJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil rights icon James Meredith, who broke the color barrier at the University of Mississippi in 1962, is being honored by Harvard University.

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education is awarding Meredith the Medal for Education Impact, the highest honor given by the school, according to a news release from the school.

Meredith also will speak at the May 29 convocation.

The Medal for Education Impact honors those whose careers are dedicated to education opportunity, achievement and success for all children, according to the news release.

Past winners have included Harlem Childrens’ Zone founder Geoffrey Canada, former Deputy Secretary of Education Marshall “Mike” Smith, and Children’s Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman.


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