McRee Honored Veteran of Miss. Civil Rights Movement

4/25/2016

From the Mississippi Black Methodist Church for Renewal (BMCR) e-newsletter

Retired United Methodist pastor, Rev. James McRee, age 97, was one of eight individuals honored during the 11th annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference. The presentation was made during the Veterans Legacy Banquet held at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi in April. More than 200 people from across the country attended to celebrate the 2016 honorees.

The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement continues to educate and empower the community by accurately recording and sharing history. The Veterans have created a collection of over 200 videotaped personal interviews and stories, lecture series, conferences, board meetings and symposiums. These are available for future generations to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. The collection and the home office of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement are located on the campus of Tougaloo College.