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Lord’s history of the 1962 Ole Miss riots, sparked by one man’s heroic stance against segregation in the American South.

On September 30, 1962, James H. Meredith matriculated at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. An Air Force veteran with sixty hours of transfer credits, Meredith would have been welcomed were it not for the color of his skin. As the first African-Amer
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Published (first published 1968)
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Walter Lord was an American author, best known for his documentary-style non-fiction account, A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

In 2009, Jenny Lawrence edited and published The Way It Was: Walter Lord on His Life and Books.
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