Meredith V. Meredith: The American Civil Rights Movement

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Eventually within the following days the riots lessened and many of the troops were withdrawn from the town. Meredith believed his enrollment at the university was "more for America than it was for [himself]." His high-profile status at the university required him to have 24-hour protection in order to prevent further hostility from students and faculty. He successfully graduated in 1963 without any injuries, but unfortunately three years later he was shot and wounded on a lone civil rights march through Mississippi. After exiting the civil rights movement, Meredith entered the stock market as a broker and then transitioned into the real estate industry. In 1967 he became an investor. The following year he entered Columbia University Law School.
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