Ronald Reagan's Neshoba County Speech
Historians discussed Ronald Reagan’s first post-convention presidential campaign speech on August 3, 1980, at the Neshoba County Fair… read more
Historians discussed Ronald Reagan’s first post-convention presidential campaign speech on August 3, 1980, at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi. The speech drew attention for his use of the phrase “states' rights” at a place just a few miles from Philadelphia, Mississippi, a town associated with the 1964 murders of civil rights workers. Joseph Crespino moderated. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Renee Romano talked about “Mississippi and Memory;” David Chappell talked about “Does Neshoba County Make Life Too Easy for Democrats?” Joseph Crespino and Angela Dillard commented.
“Ronald Reagan’s Neshoba County Speech in National Memory” was a program at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held Wednesday, April 7 to Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Hilton Washington. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- David L. Chappell Professor University of Oklahoma->History Department
- Joseph Crespino Associate Professor Emory University->History
- Angela D. Dillard Associate Professor University of Michigan->Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
- Renee Romano Associate Professor Oberlin College->History Department
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