University in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism
The University of Mississippi
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.
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 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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