Jay Westfaul Saving Mississippi

ISBN 13: 9781438211558

Saving Mississippi

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9781438211558: Saving Mississippi

Amid the misconception from television, the movies and the media for many decades, finally comes a story of, and from Mississippi that tells it like it is, and was. The remarkable tale begins in the turbulent sixties when a young black man has the courage to open his law office in the small fictional Mississippi town of Stuttgart. Michael Denton Washington, III meets every challenge that era presents and progresses in spite of tragedy, misunderstanding, ignorance, and prejudice. In this story, patience and love prevail, and the young lawyer and the state rise above the chaos of the times. Religion and individual spirituality serve as the background for how Washington is able to cope with the hand life deals him. Illustrated with rare folk art by Marcia MacLean. THE NOVEL IS NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING.

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About the Author:

Jay Westfaul was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After graduating from the University of Mississippi Law School, he remained in North Mississippi, resides in Oxford, and serves as a lawyer, judge, professor and church organist. He became interested in Mississippi politics at an early age, first campaigning at the age of five for his father, who served as a long-time city council member. Westfaul became Mississippi's Boys Nation Delegate in 1983 where he met many of the political figures mentioned in this book. He returned to Washington for a short time during undergraduate school on a Lyndon B. Johnson internship, working for a Member of Congress. He is an Episcopalian.

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