James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier
Providing a unique combination of viewpoints, ten former University students, journalists, historians and eye-witnesses tell the story of James Meredith’s turbulent but successful path to become the state’s first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
"In Ms. Wickman’s important collection of articles by and about Mr. Meredith and the desegregation of Ole Miss, you will discover a composite biography, documented with superb period photographs, that not even this country’s greatest novelist could have imagined." – New York Sun
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We Believed We Were Immortal
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.More info →