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September 20, 2012

Guarding James Meredith: Lt. Henry Gallagher

Host Dick Gordon looks at the moment in Mississippi's history when whites fought against integration at Ole Miss. We begin with an excerpt from the documentary "State of Siege" from American Radio Works to set the scene for what was happening in 1962. This was produced by Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith.

Dick speaks with Henry Gallagher, who at the time of the integration push in l962 was sent with other soldiers to keep the peace and protect James Meredith as he began to attend classes at the University of Mississippi. There were riots on campus and President Kennedy called in the troops. Henry is the author of James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot.

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