Q&A with John Doar
John Doar, former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, talked about his involvement in… read more
John Doar, former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, talked about his involvement in several major civil rights events during the 1960s.
In 1962, he worked to gain the entry of James Meredith into the then-segregated University of Mississippi. In 1963, he confronted and calmed protesters in Jackson, Mississippi, after the assassination of Medgar Evers. He also prosecuted and convicted many individuals on federal civil rights violations including those accused of killing three Mississippi civil rights workers, which was later depicted in movie Mississippi Burning. In 1974, he became chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation of Watergate and helped to prepare articles of impeachment against President Nixon. close
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