Glennray Tutor gives insight to his work with the release of his new book “Portals,” published by Yoknapatawpha Press. Greg Thompson, owner of Greg Thompson Fine Art, and Jay Etkin, owner of Jay Etkin Gallery, discuss the current art market. Novel Book Shop, November 11, 2018.
It was 55 years ago this month that the University of Mississippi campus was engulfed in a riot when James Meredith sought to enroll in the state’s flagship university.
Segregationists from around the South had descended on the campus and a riot ensued. More than 300 reporters traveled to Oxford to cover the story.
On the 55th anniversary of the 1962 crisis at Ole Miss, author Kathleen Wickham traces the footsteps of twelve American journalists and examines the unsolved murder of Paul Guihard, a French reporter, the only journalist killed during the civil rights movement. In We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss, Wickham details the challenges faced by these journalists and how they managed to overcome beatings, snipers, and a rogue governor to file the news reports reprinted here. [Read more…]