He was born Kosriuska, MS on June 5th 1933. He was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi. He joined the military and he attended Jackson State University for 2 years. He filed a lawsuit and transferred to an all black college. He was shot and wounded, but they didn't kill him , he still alive today he is 81 years old.
He was brave, smart, and powerful. He was brave because he attended an all white school. He was smart because he knew what to do when he got there and he listened very well. He was powerful because went into the military and did civil rights. He was very intelligent when it came to school. He was a well-known person and he still is.