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“We Are Responsible”

“We Are Responsible”

Oxford, 1957–62

(p.156) Chapter 9We Are Responsible”
And One Was a Priest
Araminta Stone Johnston
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes events in Gray’a life 1957–62. These include his move for Oxford with his family; Gray’ s new parish; the death of Nobel prize-winning author William Faulkner in July 1962 and his family’s request that Gray perform the funeral; riots at the University of Mississippi with Meredith’s admission; and Gray’s efforts to discourage violence through his sermons.

Keywords:   Oxford, parish, William Faulkner, funeral, riots

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