Whitworth Hall

In the year 1969 Millsaps College was known as the "hotbed of liberalism of Mississippi" because it did not go along with the Southern flow of the time. Blacks and whites lived together in dorms and learned about each other. The resident hippies sang and held peace rallies in the union bowl. Woodstock and Altamont happened. Coinciding with the civil and psychedelic aspects of existence Neil Armstrong took mankind's first steps on the moon and Boeing flew the 747. Chappaquiddick appeared in the headlines. Richard Nixon took office and Congress debated the impending draft lottery. The campus jukebox in Acy's Grill played incessantly through this muddle a 45 that proffered hope of sorts:

Tommy James & The Shondells

Look over yonder what do you see
The sun is a-risin' most definitely
A new day is comin' people are changin'
Ain't it beautiful crystal blue persuasion

Better get ready gonna see the light
Love, love is the answer and that's all right
So don't you give up now so easy to find
Just look to your soul and open your mind

Crystal blue persuasion, mm-hmm
It's a new vibration
Crystal blue persuasion, crystal
Blue persuasion
Maybe tomorrow when He looks down
Every green field and every town
All of his children every nation
There'll be peace and good brotherhood
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion.....

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