Paul Hendrickson: "Sons of Mississippi" (Knopf)

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Paul Hendrickson: "Sons of Mississippi" (Knopf)

In 1962, seven white sheriffs gathered at the University of Mississippi not to welcome the first black student to enroll there but to thwart his efforts to integrate "Ole Miss." A "Life" magazine photograph of the seven...

In 1962, seven white sheriffs gathered at the University of Mississippi not to welcome the first black student to enroll there but to thwart his efforts to integrate "Ole Miss." A "Life" magazine photograph of the seven lawmen inspired author Paul Hendrickson to find out who they were and why they showed such hatred, as recounted in his new book.

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