• Short Summary

    THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI HUNG FIRE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), ALTHOUGH IT WAS A DAY FULL OF INCIDENT.

  • Description

    THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI HUNG FIRE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), ALTHOUGH IT WAS A DAY FULL OF INCIDENT. THE CAMPUS OF MISSISSIPPI WAS GUARDED BY STEEL-HELMETED POLICE WITH DOGS AS WORD CAME THAT A FOURTH ATTEMPT WAS TO BE MADE TO FORCIBLY ENROL A YOUNG NEGRO STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY. BUT THE ATTEMPT WAS POSTPONED, AND HE AND HIS ESCORT OF FEDERAL MARSHALS STAYED ACROSS THE STATE LINE NEAR MEMPHIS.

    STATE GOVERNOR ROSS BARNETT ARRIVED AT THE CAMPUS EARLY IN THE MORNING FOR CONFERENCE WITH OFFICIALS. SHERIFFS, DEPUTIES, STATE POLICE, AND LOCAL POLICE, MANY WEARING STEEL HELMETS, SOME GAS-MASKS, AND ALL CARRYING CLUBS, HAD BEEN CALLED IN FROM STATE CITIES TO STRENGTHEN GOVERNOR'S ROSS'S DETERMINATION TO RESIST A FEDERAL COURT ORDER TO ENROL 29-YEAR OLD HJAMES MEREDITH AT THE ALL-WHITE UNIVERSITY.

    AS TENSION MOUNTED IN THE GREATEST FEDERAL-STATE CONFLICT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR, MR ROBERT KENNEDY, THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, ANNOUNCED IN WASHINGTON THAT THE FOURTH ATTEMPT TO ENROL MEREDITH WAS BEING CALLED OFF FOR THE TIME BEING BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY "OF MAJOR VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED FOR THE CITIZENS OF MISSISSIPPI". MR ROBERT KENNEDY HAS SAID THAT TROOPS WOULD BE SENT TO ENFORCE THE FEDERAL COURT ORDER IF NECESSARY.

    ON SUNDAY THE SOUTHERN STATE GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE WILL MEET IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA.GOVERNOR BARNETT'S ANTI-SEGREGATION STAND AGAINST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WILL NO DOUBT DOMINATE THE CONFERENCE. ALREADY SEVERAL SOUTHERN GOVERNORS HAVE PRAISED HIS "COURAGE", AND THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA HAS CABLED PRESIDENT KENNEDY THAT HIS STATE WOULD STAND FIRMLY WITH MISSISSIPPI IF WASHINGTON SENT TROOPS OR MARSHALS TO MISSISSIPPI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAW09HIF0S79H50KZN2BQH1TF7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAW09HIF0S79H50KZN2BQH1TF7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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