Wander the streets of Oxford, Mississippi, and you’ll find yourself in the company of warriors and heroes, visionary men and women who saw in the wild frontier of early America a center of beauty and learning. History is long in this picturesque town and its shades are everywhere, from the stately columns of Ole Miss to the haunts of famous writers like William Faulkner and John Grisham. In this crucible of time mingle great deeds done and yet to come. Courage is here and a sense of belonging that rises from a shared past and faith in a future of promise and hope.