Information about James Meredith
One of the interesting things that has been there throughout history is that they have been heroes and these are people that have played a significant part in transforming the lives of other people. Human rights activists are considered to be some of the biggest contributors into changing lives of very many people but in addition, there are others who of influence through business and leadership. One of the biggest civil rights activists in the world that was able to create history was known as James Meredith and he was an African-American. In 1962, James Meredith was able to join the University of Mississippi being the first African-American to be able to achieve this feat. Born in 1933, James Meredith was brought up together with other siblings on a farm and that was the childhood. James Meredith was able to attend a military high school after he was able to grow up. 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.
James Meredith stays in the Jackson Mississippi region and he continues with civil rights activists. 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. Being insulated from the racism, James Meredith did not know anything about this but while coming from Chicago on a train with his brother one day, he encountered the first encounter. The incident involved him being told to move to the back of the train when they reached Memphis Tennessee. There were many other black people that were at the back of the train and because of that, they had to stand all through up to the destination. this kind of racism also hurting to James Meredith and this is the life changing experience that he had and he desired or decided to ensure that he is going to fight for the rights of the black people or, the African Americans so that they can be treated fairly.
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to go into the University of Mississippi, there are a number of problems that he encountered for example, his admission was revoked the moment the registrar realized that he was an African-American.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. Apart from that, James Meredith has a personal life and he is political activity have been very consistent all throughout the years.
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