What You Need to Know about James Meredith
All throughout history, there are a number of people that have been able to make very significant contributions to different communities and because of that, they are considered to be some of the most important heroes. 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. 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. 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 this, it is also recorded that the man was able to attend a college that was all black. After being able to get his law degree from the University, James Meredith was involved in politics and also, civil rights.
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. 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. They were forced to give up their seats to other people and were told to move to the back of the train in 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. 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 successfully go into studying in the University of Mississippi, James Meredith had a revoked admission later because the registrar of the University of Mississippi realize 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.