James Meredith was born on June 25 , 1933 on a farm in Kosciusko , Mississippi . Meredith was the 7th son of Moses . James family was poor . James was forced into a all-White car that started his battle against racism . James joined the military After high school and attended an All-Black college before becoming the first black student at the University of M.S in 1962. James was very intelligent Because He earned a law degree and became involved in politics , And he receive a master degree in Econmics . Meredith was in the University of Mississippi , many white people harrassed Meredith in the university dorms . But James still stuck in , and James is very Compassionate because he was the first African American to attend a All-White university , Became active in the republican Party in the 1960's. James is very Wise Because He applied to a all-white University of MS He ran for Adam Clayton seat in the U.S House . He wrote an account of his experience for three years . James is best for his battle with the Civil rights Activist . In 1972, he ran for a seat in the Senate, losing to Democratic incumbent James Eastland. Following his unsuccessful congressional bids, from 1989 to 1991, Meredith served as a domestic adviser to U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. Meredith graduated with a degree in political science in 1963. He wrote an account of his experience, titled Three years in Mississippi , which was published in 1966. He went on to receive a master's degree in economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and a law degree from Columbia University in 1968.