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Man on a Mission: James Meredith and the Battle of Ole Miss
by Aram Goudsouzian
illustrated by Bill Murray
edited by Vijay Shah
University of Arkansas Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-68226-212-2 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-779-9
Library of Congress Classification LD3412.9.M47G68 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In 1962, James Meredith famously desegregated the University of Mississippi (a.k.a. Ole Miss). As the first Black American admitted to the school, he demonstrated great courage amidst the subsequent political clashes and tragic violence. After President Kennedy summoned federal troops to help maintain order, the South—and America at large—would never be the same.


Man on a Mission depicts Meredith’s relentless pursuit of justice, beginning with his childhood in rural Mississippi and culminating with the confrontation at Ole Miss. A blend of historical research and creative inspiration, this graphic history tells Meredith’s dramatic story in his own singular voice.


From the dawn of the modern civil rights movement, Meredith has offered a unique perspective on democracy, racial equality, and the meaning of America. Man on a Mission presents his captivating saga for a new generation in the era of Black Lives Matter.



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