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January 14, 2009

Reflections On Old Mississippi

When Barack Obama won the presidential election, 75-year-old Bill Ready danced a jig. More than most people, Bill knows how far this country has come in electing a black man as president. He talks with Dick about the years he spent as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi, back when lynchings were so common, Bill felt it necessary to carry a gun.

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