James H. Meredith Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
JAMES H. MEREDITH
Born: June 25, 1933 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
After serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force, James Meredith (b. 1933) registered at the University of Mississippi in the Fall of 1961. Attempts were made to block his registration, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that admission could not be denied to any academically qualified, tax-paying state citizen. In the wake of increasingly violent protests, President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. Marshals to escort Meredith to class. Riots broke out and two students were killed before the National Guard arrived. Meredith's entrance to "Ole Miss" was a pivotal point in the Civil Rights movement, and he followed it with his 1966 "Walk Against Fear", a march from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi to urge Blacks to exercise their voting rights. Meredith was shot on the march, and when he was physically able to resume the march, he did so, joined this time by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other prominent civil rights leaders. (Meredith actually dislikes the term "civil rights," which he thinks tends to separate Americans by race.)
2007 Freedom's Call (in person), 1987 Eyes on the Prize (Other), 1964 One More River (in person), The Trials of Constance Baker Motley (in person), 2012 Rebels: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss (in person), 2005 Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey (Other), 2008 Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (Other), 1997 The Speeches of Malcolm X (Other)
JAMES MEREDITH Signature of the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi Signature: "James Meredith", 5x3 card. After serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force, James Meredith registered at the University of Mississippi in the Fall of 1961. Attempts were made to block his registration, but the 5th U.S. read more...
Sale Price $126.00
JAMES H. MEREDITH Signature from the First Black student to attend the University of Mississippi. Notes from an unidentified signer are written on the verso: "Whites must learn not to stereotype the negro!" Signature: "J H Meredith", 4¾x3½. read more...
Sale Price $90.00
JAMES H. MEREDITH Signed photograph of Meredith holding a newspaper, headlined "Meredith Off To Enroll; Barnett Action Blocked" Photograph signed: "James Meredith", in black ink, B/w 8x10. After serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force, James Meredith (b. read more...
Sale Price $637.50
PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, JESSE L. JACKSON, JAMES H. MEREDITH - HFSID 179878GERALD R. FORD, JESSE L. JACKSON, JAMES H. MEREDITH and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Gerald R. Ford, Jesse L. Jackson, James H. Meredith and Andrew Lloyd Weber sign a first day cover honoring the 50th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. read more...
Sale Price $432.00