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Letter, W. J. Simmons to Ross R. Barnett; May 6, 1969

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M319 Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers



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From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Copy of a typed letter from William J. Simmons to Governor Ross R. Barnett, dated May 6, 1969, written in response to a speech by Barnett concerning James Meredith and integration at the University of Mississippi and other institutions of higher learning. Simmons also discusses his perception of the results of federally-enforced integration, as well as a speech given by Senator James Eastland regarding the nomination James Allen for secretary of the department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)" According to Simmons, the issues discussed are directly related to a struggle for control.

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