What You Need to Know about James Meredith

Heroes are people that have been able to contribute in a big way to the society in one way or the other and they have been quite a number of such people throughout history. A number of the people were able to transform the world through business while others through politics and leadership but in addition, there are others who are human rights activists. An African-American by the name James Meredith is one of these people that is able to transform a lot and he was a civil rights activist. According to sources, this was the first African-American that was able to attend the University of Mississippi. James Meredith was born in the year 1933 and he was raised together with other siblings actually, nine of them on a farm. After attaining a certain age, was able to go to a certain high school that was under the military. After high school, James Meredith was able to attend an all black college and it is after this that he was able to become the first student in the University of Mississippi. James Meredith became heavily involved in politics after being able to achieve his law degree from the University.

After today, James Meredith is recorded to continue with civil rights activist activities and he stays in the Jackson Mississippi region. There was a lot of racism in the United States at the time when James Meredith was a child but he was insulated from the same because he lived on a farm land. According to history, he first encountered some racism when he was riding on a train that was coming from Chicago and he was together with his brother. When the chain had reached Memphis Tennessee, James Meredith together with the brother were told to move to the back of the train and to give up their seats. At the back of the train were many black people and because of that, they had to go standing up to their destination. The fair treatment of the African-Americans became his priority because of this incident and this considered to be the life-changing experience.

Before being able to go into the University of Mississippi, there are a number of problems that he encountered for example, his admission was revoked the moment the registrar realized that he was an African-American. He protested this decision and because of this, the case proceeded even to the Supreme Court which ended up ruling in his favor. In addition to his personal life, the commitment to the cause that you took and that is civil rights and politics has always been consistent all throughout the years.

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