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October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2017 2:00 PM @ Phillipsburg Free Public Library
WE BELIEVED WE WERE IMMORTAL
TWELVE REPORTERS WHO COVERED THE 1962 INTEGRATION CRISIS AT OLE MISS
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 mur-der 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 Inte-gration 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 reports which are included here.
“Here are flesh-and-blood reporters,” writes Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger, “whose dispatches from the war-torn University of Mississippi campus remind us what real journalism looks like and why we need it now more than ever.”
About the Author:
Kathleen Wickham, professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi, previously worked as a newspaper reporter in her native New Jersey. She was drawn to the story of Paul Guihard as a symbol of the commitment and courage of the 300-plus journalists who covered the 1962 integration riot. Graduate of Phillipsburg High School!
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