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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. Some of these people have been able to influence through business while others have been human right activists. An African-American by the name James Meredith is one of these people that is able to transform a lot and he was 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. After high school, James Meredith was able to attend an all black college and it is after this that he was able to become the first student in the University of Mississippi. After being able to get his law degree from the University, James Meredith was involved in politics and also, civil rights.

James Meredith stays in the Jackson Mississippi region and he continues with civil rights activists. By living on a farm land together with your family, James Meredith had the chance to be insulated from racism which is a major problem this 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. When the chain had reached Memphis Tennessee, James Meredith together with the brother were told to move to the back of the train and to give up their seats. 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.

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. The political activity of James Meredith has been very consistent all throughout the years.