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Meredith, James, 1933-

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Personal name headingMeredith, James, 1933-
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Variant(s)Meredith, James Howard, 1933-
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1933-06-25
Place of birthKosciusko (Miss.)
AffiliationUniversity of Kansas Washburn University of Topeka Jackson State College University of Mississippi Columbia University
Profession or occupationCivil rights workers Lawyers
Found inDouglas, E. A long night, c1986: p. 4 (James Meredith)
LC data base, 2/24/89 (hdg.: Meredith, James Howard; usage: James Meredith)
Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), Jan. 31, 2005 (James Howard Meredith; b. June 25, 1933, Kosciusko, Miss.; Columbia University, J.D., 1968; civil rights worker)
English Wikipedia website, viewed May 31, 2013 (James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American civil rights movement figure, a writer, and a political adviser. In 1962, he was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. Motivated by President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Meredith decided to exercise his constitutional rights and apply to the University of Mississippi. His goal was to put pressure on the Kennedy administration to enforce civil rights for African Americans)
African American National Biography, accessed February 26, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Meredith, James Howard; J. H. Meredith; civil rights activist, lawyer; born 25 June, 1933, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States; joined the Air Force (1951); took classes at the University of Kansas, Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, U.S. Armed Forces Institute, and University of Maryland's Far Eastern Division in Japan; studied history and political science at Jackson State College; was admitted at University of Mississippi (1961); published an autobiography “Three Years in Mississippi” (1966); received a law degree from Columbia University (1968); was special assistant to Jesse Helms, senator from North Carolina (1989))