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Four years after the historic enrollment of James Meredith, student activists at the University of Mississippi devise a plan to defy a speaker-ban in 1966 by inviting Robert F. Kennedy, who reveals the truth about back-room politics, the belief-systems of those holding the highest power, and how campus-activism shapes the future of civil rights and all those who bear witness.

You Asked for the Facts

55m 46s

Four years after the historic enrollment of James Meredith, student activists at the University of Mississippi devise a plan to defy a speaker-ban in 1966 by inviting Robert F. Kennedy, who reveals the truth about back-room politics, the belief-systems of those holding the highest power, and how campus-activism shapes the future of civil rights and all those who bear witness.

Previews + Extras

  • James Meredith Attempts to Register: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    James Meredith at the University of Mississippi

    S6 E3 - 1m 20s

    Watch this historic moment where Mississippi state officials in Jackson, MS deny one of James Meredith's attempts to register as a student at the University of Mississippi. Meredith was eventually successful in enrolling as the first Black student of the University in 1962 and graduated in 1963.

  • RFK Spills the Tea on Ross Barnett: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    RFK Spills the Tea on Ross Barnett

    S6 E3 - 1m 10s

    When RFK dropped by Ole Miss, he spilled some tea about the true goings-on in the highest levels of Mississippi government and his and Governor Ross Barnett's conversations.

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