A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
SEEKING JAMES MEREDITH
On James Meredith's much publicized first day of class at Ole Miss, a group of adventuresome students drove from Northeast State in Monroe, LA to Oxford in hopes of witnessing that historic event. The situation was much more dangerous and explosive than we realized - federal troops had made barricades to prevent entering MS by car. We happily returned to Monroe, and watched the remaining news of the day on telelvision.