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    Ross R. Barnett Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/6/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1969

    Barnett discusses his conflicts with the federal government over civil rights, his opposition to integrating Mississippi schools and universities, and Mississippi’s economics during his governorship, among other issues.

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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.

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    Oscar C. Carr Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 5/6-7/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMay 1969: 6-7

    Carr discusses Democratic politics in Mississippi; segregation, racism and the civil rights movement; the Justice Department’s involvement in desegregation and voter registration during the John F. Kennedy administration; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential run, among other issues.

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    Peter B. Edelman Oral History Interview - RFK #6, 2/21/1970
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 February 1970

    Edelman discusses Robert F. Kennedy's (RFK) 1966 trip to Mississippi, New York politics, social legislation including medicaid, social security, and welfare, and Frank O’Connor’s 1966 New York gubernatorial campaign, among other issues.

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    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/25/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1979

    Farmer discusses the Freedom Rides, the JFK administration and civil rights legislation, and Farmer’s support for RFK in New York, among other issues.

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    Najeeb E. Halaby Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Halaby discusses different civil rights issues throughout John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration, including the process of and problems with desegregating airport terminals in accordance with Boynton v. Virginia (1960); the 1961 hijacking of a plane, referred to as the El Paso incident; constructing and dedicating the new John Fos...

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    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Robert F. Kennedy; discussing Mississippi and civil rights issues with President JFK; voting rights and poll taxes; the freedom rides; the murder of three young activists in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964; Mississippi politics beginning in the late fifties; white peo...

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    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1961 Berlin crisis; American forces, military and diplomatic, in Germany; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] recommendation for Americans to have fallout shelters; nuclear testing; problems with the Department of State; the start of the conflict in Vietnam, 1961; the Department of Justice under RFK and ...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 5/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses American aid to Argentina; American, British, and French involvement in Africa; the 1962 executive order about segregation in federally-funded housing; appointing African-American judges; changes John F. Kennedy [JFK] was contemplating in the Alliance for Progress; the Dominican crisis; the wheat ...

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