event banner advertising Robert Khayat's reading of 60
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:00pm

Live - in person - at the The Lyric Theater

Health protocols will be in place including socially distanced seating and masks when needed. 

We’re asking our audience to please space their seating and keep the health of everyone in mind.

**Dr. Khayat will NOT be signing books after the show. Signed bookplate editions will be available for purchase on site** 


In 1960, 22-year-old Robert Khayat experienced a year in which his own life, the nation, and the state of Mississippi were forever changed. The same Spring that four college students in North Carolina refused to move from a segregated lunch counter, Khayat's SEC champion Ole Miss baseball team were denied the right to play in the NCAA tournement because they might encounter a Black opponent. At the same time young John F. Kennedy became a household name, Khayat's dark-skinned father was making an unlikely ascent to become one of the most politically powerful men in Mississippi. And two high-profile segregationists -- Redskins owner George Preston Marshall and Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett -- would impact Khayat's life in ways he could never imagine. The events of 1960 set a stage for a revolution ... and Robert Khayat was living in the midst of it all.

60: A Year of Sports, Race, & Politics is the story of the year the changed everything for a nation, our culture, and a young man from Mississippi.

Reserve a signed bookplate edition here

Air times:
Thursday – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi
Saturday – 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting
9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio
3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thursdays 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi
Fridays 9 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio

Event address: 
The Lyric Theater
60: A Year of Sports, Race & Politics Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949455281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Nautilus - July 28th, 2021