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"The Price of Defiance" sets the scene of the white college life in Mississippi during the early 1960s: beauty queens, sororities & fraternities, keg parties, football, etc.
Might sound familiar to a lot of colleges today? Except only white students were allowed to enroll at the University of Mississippi, or as they called it, "Ole Miss."
Everything hit the fan with the integration push in 1962 to allow African Americans to enroll at Ole Miss— a total page turner with unforgettable heroes to cheer for!
James Meredith was the first African American to enroll, and the day before the first day of school was so explosive, fatal riots ensued.
The children and grandchildren of alumni during those years can recount their stories in complete detail. It impacted the community, for generations, right up to today.
Author Charles Eagles, a Mississippi historian, writes Defiance like a screenplay— great plots, characters, action. Is there a movie deal yet?
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