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.
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 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 25) and the 34th most popular for the year (1933).
People born on June 25
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
James Meredith is the 493rd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to James Meredith's birthday, James Meredith is the 3236th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
In general, James Meredith ranks as the 5886th
most popular famous person, and the 29th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
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