You Asked for the Facts

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: Robert Kennedy at Ole Miss Preview


Robert Kennedy defies a Mississippi statewide campus speaker-ban in 1966, rallying a group of students and lawyers.

Previews + Extras

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    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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