Book Discussion on An American Insurrection

From the Mississippi National Guard Armory in Oxford, Mississippi, author William Doyle discussed his book, An American Insurrection: The… read more

From the Mississippi National Guard Armory in Oxford, Mississippi, author William Doyle discussed his book, An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi 1962, published by Doubleday. The book addresses the incidents that unfolded after James Meredith attempted to become the first African-American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. The attempt at integration ultimately resulted in 30,000 military troops, ordered by President John Kennedy, being sent to the campus to maintain order. After the half-day skirmish had ended, hundreds of soldiers and civilians were hurt, and James Meredith was permitted to enroll at the university. The author was joined at the event by James Meredith, Captain Falkner and several other key figures. After the presentation, the author and Mr. Meredith answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on An American Insurrection

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Program ID:
166510-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Nov 3, 2001
Last Aired:
May 17, 2009

Airing Details

  • Nov 03, 2001 | 10:53pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 04, 2001 | 8:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2002 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2002 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 16, 2009 | 1:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2009 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2009 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2009 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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