Accession Number: WH-132-002
Title: Radio and Television Address on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
Date(s) of Materials: 30 September 1962
Physical Description: 1 audio tape/reel (9 minutes)
Copyright Status: Public Domain
Description: 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.
Contributor(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Series Name: White House Audio Recordings, 1961-1963.
Collection: White House Audio Collection
- African Americans
- Civil rights
Person(s): Meredith, James H. (James Howard), 1933-
Organization(s): University of Mississippi
Digital Identifier: JFKWHA-132-002
Archival Creator: Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)