James Meredith

American civil rights movement figure, writer, and political adviser

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
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James Meredith in 1962
James Howard Meredith

(1933-06-25) June 25, 1933 (age 87)
EducationUniversity of Mississippi; Columbia Law School, LL.B.
Known forbecoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi


  1. "James Meredith". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2007-10-02.

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