Today on MPB they had an interview with one of the players on the MS State basketball team that snuck out of the State to play against a mostly black team back in 1963. (Look it up, it’s an interesting story.) The guy they interviewed was my Dad’s second cousin. I had no idea a family member was a part of that particular piece of Mississippi college/racial history.
What I really found cool about finding this out was the fact that my Dad was a freshman member of the Ole Miss football team the year James Meredith started there. So apparently my family was present for two of the bigger college/racial historical events in the state. NEAT!