Book Signing By Edwin E. Meek

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Revisit the historic moment and harrowing experiences of 1962, as James Meredith and The University of Mississippi made history, as captured by photographer Edwin Meek.

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On Sept. 30, 1962, when a student demonstration in the Circle protesting the admission of James Meredith turned violent, Meek, a 22-year-old graduate of Ole Miss and staff photographer for the University Information Office, was first at the scene. He stayed up all night and took over 500 photos including exclusive shots of Meredith in the classroom. Meek is thus the only photographer with a full body of work covering Meredith’s admission and the ensuing 1962 riot at the University of Mississippi. Riot contains 120 photos, many previously unpublished. The book features a “Recollections” chapter in which Meek and Wilkie, fellow journalism students at the University of Mississippi, recall events from different perspectives. While Meek was in the middle of the action taking pictures, diving for cover, changing film in a cloud of tear gas, Wilkie, also 22, braved the tear gas to witness the mindless destruction.
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