Suggested Reading

Three Years in Mississippi

Three Years In Mississippi by James Meredith

A Mission from God

A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America by James Meredith with William Doyle

Battle of Ole Miss

The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights vs. States’ Rights by Frank Lambert

The Band Played Dixie

The Band Played Dixie: Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss by Nadine Cohodas

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier’s Story by Henry T. Gallagher

The Price of Defiance

The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss by Charles Eagles

An American Insurrection

An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi by William Doyle

A Story About James Meredith

A Story About James H. Meredith by Dorothy May James

Mississippi and the Civil Rights Movement: Selected Secondary Sources

Andrews, Kenneth T. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. E185.93.M6 A85 2004

Asch, Chris Myers. The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer. New York: New Press, 2008. F347.S9 A83 2008

Banco, Joseph. Honor First: The Unsung Heroes of Oxford. 2021. LD3413 B363 2021.

Barrett, Russell H. Integration at Ole Miss. Quadrangle Books, 1965. E185.61 .B3

Bracey, Earnest N. Fannie Lou Hamer: The Life of a Civil Rights Icon. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2011. E185.97.H35 B73 2011

Burner, Eric. And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi. New York: New York University Press, 1994. E185.97.M89 B87 1994

Cagin, Seth and Philip Dray. We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi. New York: Nation Books, 2006. E185.93.M6 C34 2006

Cohodas, Nadine. The Band Played Dixie: Race and Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss. New York: Free Press, 1997. LD3413 .C65 1997

Crespino, Joseph. In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. F345 .C74 2007

Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994. E185.93.M6 D58 1994

Eagles, Charles W. The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. LD3413 .E24 2009

Friedman, Joel William. Champion of Civil Rights: Judge John Minor Wisdom. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. KF373.W516 F75 2009

Gallagher, Henry T. James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier’s Story. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. LD3413 .G35 2012

Hamlin, Francoise N. Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. F349.C6 H36 2012

Hogan, Wesley C. Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. E185.61 .H693 2007

Holt, Len. The Summer That Didn’t End: The Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Project of 1964. New York: Da Capo Press, 1992. E185.61 .H75 1992

Katagiri, Yasuhiro. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States’ Rights. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. E185.93.M6 K38 2001

Newman, Mark. Divine Agitators: The Delta Ministry and Civil Rights in Mississippi. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004. E185.93.M6 N49 2004

McAtee, William G. With a foreword by William F. Winter. Transformed: A White Mississippi Pastor’s Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. F349.C69 M43 2011

McGee, Meredith Coleman.  James Meredith: Warrior and the America that Created Him. Santa Barbara, CA:  Praeger, 2013.  LD3412.9 M38 2013.

Meredith, James H. Three Years in Mississippi. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1966. LD3412.9.M4 A3

Meredith, James H. and William Doyle. A Mission From God: A Memoir and Challenge for America. New York: Atria Books, 2012.

Romano, Renee C. and Leigh Raiford, eds. The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006. E185.615 .C587 2006

Sansing, David G. Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990. LA313.5 .S26 1990

Sansing, David G. The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1999. LD3413 .S26 1999

Silver, James. Mississippi: The Closed Society. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1966. F345 .S5 1966

Swain, Martha H., Elizabeth Anne Payne, Marjorie Julian Spruill, eds. Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003. CT3260 .M57 2003

Thompson, Julius E. Lynchings in Mississippi: A History, 1865-1965. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2007. HV6465.M7 T46 2007

Williams, Michael Vinson. Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011. F349.J13 W55 2011

Walker, Anders. The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. E185.61 .W17 2009

Watson, Bruce. Freedom Summer: The Savage Season that Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy. New York: Penguin Group, 2011. E185.93.M6 W285 2011

Whitt, Jan. Burning Crosses and Activist Journalism: Hazel Brannon Smith and the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Lanham: University Press of America, 2010. PN4874.S5618 W45 2010

Wickham, Kathleen Woodruff. Murder in Mississippi: The Unsolved Case of Agence French-Presse’s Paul Guilhard. Oxford, MS: Journalism History 37:2, 2011.  LD3413 W53 2011

Wickham, Kathleen. We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss. Oxford, MS: Yoknapatawpha Press, 2017. E185.62 W65 2017

Wilkie, Curtis. Dixie: A Personal Odyssey Through Events That Shaped the Modern South. New York: Scribner, 2001. F216.2.W55.2001