60: A Year of Sports, Race & Politics
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 was denied the right to play in the NCAA tournament because they might encounter a Black opponent. At the same time that 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 have imagined. The events of 1960 set the 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 that changed everything for a nation, our culture, and a young man from Mississippi.