Join us as we welcome
SIDNA BROWER MITCHELL
Monday, September 26
to celebrate the release of
JAMES MEREDITH: BREAKING THE BARRIER
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
An illustrated collection of essays commemorating the 60th anniversary of James Meredith’s historic 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi. 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.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Dr. Kathleen Woodruff Wickham is a Professor in the School of Journalism & New Media, University of Mississippi. She is the author of We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss. In 2009 she applied for a grant to install a plaque and memorial bench honoring Agence France-Press reporter Paul Guihard, killed on campus Sept. 30, 1962, during the Meredith integration riots. In 2010 she presented a Society of Professional Journalists program Without Fear and With Courage: Honoring the Reporters who covered the Ole Miss Integration Crisis designating the Ole Miss campus as a national historical journalism site. For fifteen years she has served as a judge for the National Headliners Journalism Awards.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR:
As editor of the University of Mississippi student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, Memphis native Sidna Brower Mitchell turned out a special edition during the violent 1962 campus demonstrations and wrote an editorial which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. After graduating from Ole Miss, Mitchell had a Scripps-Howard Internship, working as a general reporter on the World Telegram and Sun in New York City and then as a deskman for UPI in London. Later, she was director of employee communications for Citibank where she met her husband. Moving to New Jersey, the Mitchells purchased a weekly newspaper for which Sidna wrote a weekly cooking column for 42 years. Ultimately she joined the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), retiring as deputy director in 2002.
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