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James Meredith: Warrior and the America That Created Him

This book is about James Meredith
"James Meredith: Warrior and the America That Created Him" is a compelling exploration of the life of Civil Rights icon James Meredith and the tumultuous era that shaped him. Released on March 21, 2013, this book delves into Meredith's audacious challenge to the segregated educational system of the United States, capturing his pivotal role in the integration of the University of Mississippi. Through a detailed recounting of his life—from his early years to his courageous undertakings such as the 1966 "March Against Fear," where he survived an assassination attempt—the narrative sheds light on the broader struggle for racial justice, education equity, and voting rights. The involvement of figures like Medgar Evers, Meredith's legal team, and the NAACP illustrates the collective effort in fighting the injustices of the era, culminating in significant actions by the federal government. Ideal for middle school readers, this book not only chronicles historical events but also provokes thought on the ongoing challenges in closing America's wealth gap.
Published by Praeger on March 21, 2013
224 pages
ISBN: 9780313397394
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Education EquityRacial Justice, and Political Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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