|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1962|
a French journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement, was killed in rioting at Oxford Campus, University of Mississippi after James Meredith attempted to enroll at the all-white school. He was shot in the back at almost point-blank range by an unknown assailant. Guihard's case was closed without success and never reinvestigated.
Shortly before his death, Guihard wrote of the carnival atmosphere among white Mississippians protesting Meredith's enrollment. "People are not at all aware of the enormity of their gesture, of its repercussions and of the interest it is creating all over the world," Guihard wrote. The University of Mississippi is now constructing a memorial to recognise Guihard.
Guihard's death was an important international dimension to the Civil Rights Movement, sparking outrage and attracting world media attention
Created by: Donna
Record added: May 25, 2008
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