Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning desegregation, civil unrest, and racially motivated violence at the University of Mississippi. Materials in this folder include newspaper clippings, a press release of President Kennedy's telegram to Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, a summary of foreign attitudes towards race relations in Mississippi, a draft of President Kennedy's speech on desegregation and racially motivated violence in Mississippi by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and memoranda concerning incidents of violence, military operations, the history of Presidents sending military forces to restore law and order, and advice from staff as to how to remove obstructions of justice.