by josh frye
James vowed he would dedicate his life ensuring equal treatment for African Americans. In 1972, he ran for a seat in the senate, losing to democratic James Eastland. Meredith also served as a domestic adviser to US Senator Jesse Helms, between 1989 to 1991. Meredith served as a lot of things in his time when he was a political conservative at heart, and in 1989, he joined the staff of Sen, Jesse Helms, north Carolina. Later Meredith wrote a book and engaged in local politics.