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

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  • Dillard, Angela D. Associate Professor University of Michigan->Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
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May 8, 2010
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