The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President… read more

On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls about the violent reaction to the efforts to desegregate that university. President Kennedy talked to his brother, the Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett; U.S. Solicitor General Archibald Cox; and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. President Kennedy addressed to the nation about the situation. Also, an interview with Kent Germany, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina, who has worked with the Kennedy and other presidential recordings at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. close

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The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

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415875-1
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Radio
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States