The Things 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. Some of these people have been able to influence through business while others have been human right activists. One of the persons that was able to achieve this in a very big way is James Meredith who is a civil rights activist. In 1962, James Meredith was able to join the University of Mississippi being the first African-American to be able to achieve this feat. 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. Being able to attend an all black college was also one of the things that was able to do after high school. James Meredith became heavily involved in politics after being able to achieve his law degree from the University.
For civil rights activities have been his main thing and this is the something that he continues with up to today in Jackson, Mississippi. During his childhood, James very was one of the few black or African Americans that was insulated from racism that was there in the United States at the time. 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. 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.
When the registrar realized that James Meredith was an African-American, his admission into the University of Mississippi was revoked and this is one of the biggest challenges. The Supreme Court at that time ruled in favor of James Meredith when he states proceeded to the highest court although, the state courts had ruled against them. 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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