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. Human rights activists are considered to be some of the biggest contributors into changing lives of very many people but in addition, there are others who of influence through business and leadership. 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. James Meredith was the first person who was African-American that was able to attend the University of Mississippi and this was in the year 1962. Born in 1933, James Meredith was brought up together with other siblings on a farm and that was the childhood. After attaining a certain age, was able to go to a certain high school that was under the military. Being able to attend an all black college was also one of the things that was able to do after high school. 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. 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. 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.
When the registrar realized that James Meredith was an African-American, his admission into the University of Mississippi was revoked and this is one of the biggest challenges. 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.