- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, W. J. Simmons to Ross R. Barnett; May 6, 1969
- Simmons, William J., 1916-
- Date of Original:
- Desegregation in education
University of Mississippi
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- 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.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
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- Original Collection:
- M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers
Box 2, Folder 9
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries