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About James Meredith
James Meredith is an American civil rights activist and writer known for making history in 1962 as the first African American to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. He is regarded as one of the most important figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
He was born to Roxie and Moses Meredith. He and Mary June Wiggins tied the knot in 1956. The marriage produced three children and lasted until Mary's death in 1979. His second marriage was to Judy Alsobrooks in 1982. He and Judy had two children together.
In 1966, while taking part in the March Against Fear demonstration, he was hospitalized after being shot by a white gunman named James Norvell.
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James Meredith's Popularity
James Meredith is a famous American civil rights activist and writer, who was born on June 25, 1933. As a person born on this date, James Meredith is listed in our database as the 31st most popular celebrity for the day (June 25) and the 31st most popular for the year (1933).
People born on June 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. James Meredith is the 981st most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to James Meredith's birthday, James Meredith is the 6389th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
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