Heroes are people that have been able to contribute in a big way to the society in one way or the other and they have been quite a number of such people throughout history. A number of the people were able to transform the world through business while others through politics and leadership but in addition, there are others who are human rights 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. According to sources, this was the first African-American that was able to attend the University of Mississippi. James Meredith was born in the year 1933 and he was raised together with other siblings actually, nine of them on a farm. After a number of years of his childhood, he was later able to join a military high school for his high school time. Being able to attend an all black college was also one of the things that was able to do after high school. James Meredith became heavily involved in politics after being able to achieve his law degree from the University.
After today, James Meredith is recorded to continue with civil rights activist activities and he stays in the Jackson Mississippi region. 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. The first encounter of racism that James Meredith got was when he was riding on a train that was coming from Chicago. 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. Up to the destination that they were going to, James Meredith and the brother had to stand together with many other black people that were the back of the train. 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to go into the University of Mississippi, there are a number of problems that he encountered for example, his admission was revoked the moment the registrar realized that he was an African-American. He protested this decision and because of this, the case proceeded even to the Supreme Court which ended up ruling in his favor. In addition to his personal life, the commitment to the cause that you took and that is civil rights and politics has always been consistent all throughout the years.