First black American registers at the University causing discord, Kennedy speaks on the matter.
Oxford, United States of America USA.
American commentary, transcript on file.
GV. Looking along main street of small town of Oxford, Mississippi. GV. University of Mississippi building. VS. Armed guards and lines of patrol cars in street. CU. Sign: Welcome to Ole Miss. VS. Crowds and police in road as Gov. Ross Barnett arrives. VS. Across the border in Tennessee U.S. troops form up and climb into trucks. They begin to move off into Mississippi in case of trouble. MS. James H. Meredith (first black American to register at the University) walking along street. MCU. President J F Kennedy make speech on American law, how people should if need be, disagree, but not disobey the law. S.O.F. VS. U.S. troops patrol the streets of Oxford. MS. U.S. troops in jeeps drive along road.