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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 50.2. James Meredith, Civil Rights
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held in 1962 between President John F. Kennedy and an unidentified man. They discuss James H. Meredith’s accusations of segregation within the United States Army. The recording begins in mid-conversation. This sound recording was originally recorded on Dictation Belt 50, which contains additional so...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4C.1. University of Mississippi Crisis
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.ca. 28 September 1962

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation probably held on either September 28 or September 29, 1962, between President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Governor Ross R. Barnett of Mississippi. They discuss the University of Mississippi crisis, registering James H. Meredith at the University, maintaining law and order, and...

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    Radio and Television Address on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection30 September 1962

    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 t...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 50
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 50 contains four sound recordings. Item 50.1 is a recording of two telephone exchanges. The first exchange is a telephone conversation between Personal Secretary Evelyn Lincoln and a woman called “Barbara” who answers the telephone in the office of White House Social Secretary Letitia Baldrige. They discuss President John F. Kennedy’...

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