Friday, September 26, 2008

Oxford Town, Oxford Town





I first heard of Oxford, Mississippi with this little tune by an itinerant folksinger named Bob Dylan:












Oxford Town, Oxford Town
Ev'rybody's got their heads bowed down
The sun don't shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford Town


He went down to Oxford Town
Guns and clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Oxford Town



Oxford town was the site tonight of a presidential debate, the like of which has not been seen in this country.  It is a big step up for that fair city to go from what it was to what happened there today.

For people watching, James Meredith said this "They will see a new Ole Miss. The shadows of 1962 will not be here."  


2 Comments:

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

> They will see a new Ole Miss.
> The shadows of 1962 will not be
> here.

The only shadow from 1962 that was
there last Friday was the one who
stood across Obama...

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Robert Luedeman, attorney at law said...

Shadow? More like a ghost of 1962.

 

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