John Meredith, CAE, is a member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21.  His father, James Meredith, was the historic first black student to be enrolled at Ole Miss.  John is the founder and president of the Meredith Advocacy Group (, a lobbying and grassroots firm located in Washington, DC.  Comments may be sent to [email protected].

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