What is the cost of not knowing?

The most delightful little boy one could ever hope to know has grown into a most remarkable man. 

Wright Thompson is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He can be reached at [email protected] He was born in Clarksdale, Miss., and lives in Oxford.

I’ve been reading Wright since he learned to write and enjoying every word.  I happened by folo earlier and, as luck would have it,  someone had just posted a comment with the link to his Ghosts of Mississippi,

As Wright weaves  the story of the integration of Ole Miss into the 1962 football season, you can feel the shame and smell the bourbon.

When I was 5 or 6, because of my dad’s political activism in the Mississippi Delta, local white supremacists burned a cross in our front yard. My parents had a decision to make: Wake me up or let me sleep. They chose sleep. On that night, hate and fear would not be passed to another generation.

Click on the link to Ghosts of Mississippi for the full article.

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