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. One of the persons that was able to achieve this in a very big way is James Meredith who is a civil rights activist. According to sources, this was the first African-American that was able to attend the University of Mississippi. Born in 1933, James Meredith was brought up together with other siblings on a farm and that was the childhood. After a number of years of his childhood, he was later able to join a military high school for his high school time. 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. James Meredith was able to get a degree in law but apart from that, he went on to get involved heavily with politics.
James Meredith stays in the Jackson Mississippi region and he continues with civil rights activists. 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. this kind of racism also hurting to James Meredith and this is the life changing experience that he had and he desired or decided to ensure that he is going to fight for the rights of the black people or, the African Americans so that they can be treated fairly.
Before being able to go into the University of Mississippi, there are a number of problems that he encountered for example, his admission was revoked the moment the registrar realized that he was an African-American. While protecting this decision, James Meredith had the case move up to the Supreme Court and this is when finally, he was able to get the 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.