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University in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism

The University of Mississippi

 
 
Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription. Agence France-Presse journalist Paul Guihard was one of more than 300 journalists who watched the chaos surrounding the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He was murdered on campus near the student union around 9 P.M., September 30, 1962. His killer was never identified.

Guihard is the only journalist known to have lost his life covering stories during the Civil Rights Era (1954-1971).

The historic designation memorializes Guihard's sacrifice and pays tribute to the journalists who covered the Meredith crisis. Many were threatened, had their equipment broken and saw their vehicles damaged. However, they did not back away from the story, instead, they used the lessons learned at Ole Miss to continue their coverage in other locations.

The Society of Professional Journalists honors these journalists with this plaque and the designation of the University of Mississippi campus as a historic site in journalism.

Marked this 30th day of September, 2010.

 
Erected 2010 by the Society of Professional Journalists.
 
Location. 34° 22.005′ N, 89° 31.966′ W. Marker is in University, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is on Sorority
Marker located at Farley Hall which houses the "Meek School of Journalism and New Media." image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Marker located at Farley Hall which houses the "Meek School of Journalism and New Media."
Marker is just to right of the large tree.
Row north of Grove Loop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sorority Row, University MS 38677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnard Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); "Dead House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Documenting the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Ventress Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Chapel (about 600 feet away); Lyceum — The Circle Historic District (about 700 feet away); To Our Confederate Dead (about 700 feet away); The Lyceum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Murder of Paul Guihard. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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