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James Meredith

James MeredithAKA James Howard Meredith

Born: 25-Jun-1933
Birthplace: Kosciusko, MS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black student at Ole Miss

Military service: USAF (1951-60, Sgt.)

Father: Moses Meredith ("Cap")
Mother: Roxie Smith
Wife: Mary June Wiggins (m. 1956, d. 1979, three sons, one daughter)
Son: James Henry Meredith
Daughter: Jessica Meredith Knight
Son: John Howard Meredith
Son: Joseph Howard Meredith (d. 2008 lupus)
Wife: Judy Alsobrooks (m. 1981)

    University: Jackson State University (attended 1960-62, transferred)
    University: BA, University of Mississippi (1963)
    University: University of Ibadan (attended 1964-65)
    Law School: JD, Columbia Law School (1968)

    Congressional Staff Domestic Advisor to Sen. Jesse Helms (1989-91)
    Shot by Aubrey James Norvell (6-Jun-1966)

Author of books:
Three Years in Mississippi (1966, memoir)
A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America (2012, memoir)

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