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James Meredith

‘The Help’ premiers; opens Aug. 10

OXFORD TOWN – The new film “The Help” opens Aug. 10 and many critics around the country have already seen it and are screaming its accolades. The Mississippi premiere took place in Jackson and the Oxford Film Freak was there along with James Meredith and Gov. Haley Barbour. Check out her account of the “weighty” evening on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 4, 2011, Page 9)

Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford resident Jo Middleton writes to tell how she’s left Oxford but its writers haven’t left her. She relates stories about authors from the community and wonders if she might have picked up a little of the “spirit” to use in a book of her own. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)

Courage recalled

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

Relations revisited

On Monday, African-American community members shared their stories of integration of the Oxford K-12 school system at Second Baptist Church with a group of Colorado State University students. The students were visiting Oxford as part of an optional spring break trip through the South to learn about Civil Rights. (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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