Paul Guihard, (1932 - 30 September 1962) was a French journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the 1960s. He was murdered in rioting at the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford after James Meredith attempted to enroll at the all-white school. He was shot in the back at almost point-blank range by an unknown assailant near the Lyceum building. Guihard's case was closed without success and never re-investigated. In his last dispatch made the very same day, he had written "The Civil War has never ended."
Shortly before his death, Guihard wrote of the carnival atmosphere among white Mississippians protesting Meredith's enrollment. "People are not at all aware of the enormity of their gesture, of its repercussions and of the interest it is creating all over the world," Guihard wrote.
Guihard's death was an important international dimension to the Civil Rights Movement, sparking outrage and attracting world media attention. Guihard, who was 30-years old at the time of his death, was also known as "Flash" by his fellow reporters.
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