BORN

June 25, 1933
Kosciusko, MS

DIED

present

James Howard Meredith

Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Writer, Political Adviser, Air Force Veteran

I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government – the Kennedy administration at that time – into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen.

—James Howard Meredith

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