Amy Lemco Jaramillo Publishes Book on Desegregation

by Monica Hoel

Wading In: Desegregation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a true story that Amy Lemco says has not been told widely enough.

Dr. Gilbert Mason was a physician in Biloxi who didn’t believe in accepting things at face value. So when he was told he couldn’t go swimming on a public beach that had been constructed with tax dollars he asked to see the law that prohibited him being there. 

Of course, there was no such law, but it still took years of struggle and protest and legal battle to desegregate those beaches along the Gulf Coast. This may seem like a familiar story, but Amy’s new book highlights some of the aspects that make it very unique to Mississippi – including the chilling story of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.

Amy actually set out to create a children’s book because she feels like this is a story young people need to know about. But the publishing company she submitted to told her they didn’t publish children’s books, but they might be interested in a full-length book on the topic. “I didn’t want to miss that opportunity!”

So she took a break from everything else and really dove into the research. The result is a fascinating recounting of the brave and important work of Dr. Mason’s life in context of myriad moments in Biloxi’s history.

Amy says there are more books in her future, including one that will highlight another unsung character in history who lived in her current hometown of Monmouth, Oregon. But she’s eager to stretch her creative side and write a fiction book – so stay tuned for a romance novel like none you’ve seen before.

You can enjoy a conversation with Amy on the Duck Pond Wall podcast

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2505-mollie-gore-on-the-evolving-energy-industry"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg" alt="Mollie Rorrer Gore E&H Class of 1984" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,332,2400,2732/12148_Gore_2022.rev.1663783764.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2505-mollie-gore-on-the-evolving-energy-industry">Mollie Gore on the Evolving Energy Industry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Mollie Rorrer Gore feels hopeful about the future of energy. <a href="/live/news/2505-mollie-gore-on-the-evolving-energy-industry" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/248,0,864,616/9155_GRP_providingtechsupport.rev.1708021619.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/248,0,864,616/9155_GRP_providingtechsupport.rev.1708021619.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/248,0,864,616/9155_GRP_providingtechsupport.rev.1708021619.jpg" alt="Gary Pattison Emory & Henry Class of 1998" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="616" data-max-h="616" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals">Gary Pattison Keeps Watch Over the Animals</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Gary would never sleep on the job…except that one time. <a href="/live/news/1564-gary-pattison-keeps-watch-over-the-animals" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2373-jimmy-lawrence-retires-from-virginia-tech-after-40"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg" alt="Jimmy Lawrence Emory & Henry Class of 1979" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/11404_Lawrence_J_17MS_da_DK_1097E.rev.1655251680.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2373-jimmy-lawrence-retires-from-virginia-tech-after-40">Jimmy Lawrence Retires from Virginia Tech After 40 Years</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Jimmy Lawrence has just retired from a 40-year career as an athletic trainer for Virginia Tech, and he says there’s one experience that he has loved more than any other. <a href="/live/news/2373-jimmy-lawrence-retires-from-virginia-tech-after-40" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1647-eamph-alumni-association-announced-2021"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg" alt="E&H in the City in Richmond" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,871/3825_EHCITY_RICHMOND.rev.1522164015.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="871" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1647-eamph-alumni-association-announced-2021">E&H Alumni Association Announced 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards Honorees</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Congratulations to our 2021 honorees! Watch for presentations which will be available online soon. Click the hyperlinks to read more about each honoree. <a href="/live/news/1647-eamph-alumni-association-announced-2021" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/6,9,190,193/7100_wheeler.rev.1571864387.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/6,9,190,193/7100_wheeler.rev.1571864387.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/6,9,190,193/7100_wheeler.rev.1571864387.jpg" alt="Dr. Lee Wheeler, E&H Class of '74, back row left." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="184" data-max-h="184" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community">Dr. Lee Wheeler Honored by the Virginia Community College System</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Dr. Wheeler (E&H ’74), and wife, Anne, were awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. <a href="/live/news/1037-dr-lee-wheeler-honored-by-the-virginia-community" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>