James Meredith

American political activist & writer (1933-)

James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American Civil Rights Movement figure, writer, and political adviser. In 1962, he was an Air Force veteran and the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi.[1]

James Meredith
James Meredith in 1962
James Howard Meredith

(1933-06-25) June 25, 1933 (age 90)
EducationUniversity of Mississippi; Columbia Law School, LL.B.
Known forbecoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi


  1. "James Meredith". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2007-10-02.

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