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.
James Meredith in 1962
James Howard Meredith
June 25, 1933
|Education||University of Mississippi; Columbia Law School, LL.B.|
|Known for||becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi|
- "James Meredith". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
- University of Mississippi biography (Archive)
- James Meredith Collection (MUM00293), University of Mississippi, Archives and Special Collections.]
- James Meredith Small Manuscripts (MUM00594), University of Mississippi.]
- "Mississippi and Meredith remember", 30 September 2002, CNN
- Associated Press: "Meredith ready to move on"
- "The Integration of the University of Mississippi", U.S. Marshals Service
- "On this day in History: 1 October 1962", BBC
- Facsimiles of letters to the Justice Department and Thurgood Marshall, Kennedy Library
- James Meredith's Letter to the Justice Department February 7, 1961, 02/07/1961 , National Archives
- James Meredith's oral history video excerpts, The National Visionary Leadership Project
- James Meredith's website