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Radio and Television Address on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962

WH-132-002
Radio and Television Address on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
30 September 1962
1 audio tape/reel (9 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television address to the nation regarding desegregation and racially motivated violence at the University of Mississippi. In his speech President Kennedy regrets the necessity for any action by the federal government, but explains that the freedom to disagree with the law does not include the freedom to disobey it. The President calls upon the citizens of Mississippi to allow student James Meredith an equal opportunity for education and to preserve law and order by upholding their tradition of honor and courage.
JFKWHA-132-002
Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)