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Radio and television report on situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-040-028
    Title:
    Radio and television report on situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    September 1962: 28-30
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's radio and television address to the nation regarding desegregation and racially motivated violence at the University of Mississippi. In his speech the President 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. He calls upon the citizens of Mississippi to allow student James Meredith an equal opportunity for education by upholding their tradition of honor and courage. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, drafts by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, a press copy, and a reading copy of the speech, in addition to press copies of a telegram to Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett and an executive order authorizing the removal of obstructions of justice.
    Extent:
    36 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Radio and television report on situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
    Organization(s):
    University of Mississippi
    Physical Description:
    36 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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