Friday, March 9, 2012

Kickin' around Oxford

After leaving the Delta this morning, we headed to Oxford for a look around. With Wittenberg biology prof Richard Phillips as our guide, we visited the Square (and Square Books, of course!), then headed to campus to the Lyceum (the site of skirmishes between rioting students and US Marshals and National Guardsmen on the occasion of James Meredith's admission to Ole Miss), fraternity and sorority row, and Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak . . . before heading out to Taylor for supper.

Photos: 1) Kirstie chats with Mr. Faulkner (who seemed a little more diminutive than we all thought he would be); 2) Had to visit the best bookstore in the South! 3) Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak; 4) the Witt profs get tickled; 5) Ryan, Leigh, and Kirstie listen as Dr. Phillips talks about James Meredith; 6) the Confederate soldier memorial on the Square; 7) Ryan, looking epic outside the Lyceum

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