This time, we return to the United States and the battle for Civil Rights. This conflict would involve President Kennedy, and his Attorney General brother. It would lead to the mobilisation of several (30,000) troops, the most for a single disturbance in United States history.
While racism still exists in the United States today, and is in many ways as dangerous as ever, the desegregation of Universities in the American South cannot be taken for granted. Debatably, it all dates back to this historic conflict. So stay with us, as we dive into the frightening, and sobering history of the Ole Miss riots.
Our guest for the week is special guest, William Doyle. William is the author of James Meredith - An American Insurrection, along with the co-author of Meredith’s autobiography “A Mission from God”.