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L.Q.C. Lamar

L.Q.C. Lamar: A Profile in Courage

In 1955, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Profiles in Courage,” while recovering from a spinal operation. He had long been interested in statesmen who had shown great political courage in the face of constituent pressures. One of the statesmen he wrote about was Oxford resident Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. (August 6, 2010, Page 3B)

L.Q.C Lamar statue firmly in place

A new statue of L.Q.C. Lamar has finally been erected at the front of his former home in oxford, which was recently restored and includes a museum about his life. Standing in his famed orator pose, the life-size statue was created by Taylor artist Bill Beckwith. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

Meridian student studies the Square

PHOTO — Anna Katherine Vega, a sixth-grader at Lamar Middle School in Meridian, recently created a three-dimensional map project about the Oxford Square.
 (January 5, 2010, Page 5)

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