Definition of Meredith, James in English:

Meredith, James

proper noun

  • (born 1933), US civil rights activist; full name James Howard Meredith. In 1962, he became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi after 3,000 troops quelled riots. He wrote "Three Years in Mississippi" (1966) and "Mississippi: A Volume of Eleven Books" (1995)


Meredith, James