U.S. History

"James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story"

Henry Gallagher

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Henry Gallagher recalls his assignment as officer-in-charge of security detail for James Meredith, the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi, in September 1962.  The author recounts his battalion’s service during the riots that occurred in Oxford, Mississippi following Mr. Meredith’s admission to the University and his protectee’s thoughts on the conflict.  Henry Gallagher speaks at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Henry Gallagher

Henry Gallagher is an attorney in Washington, D.C.

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"James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story"

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  • Monday, January 21st at 5:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 6th at 5:15pm (ET)
  • Tuesday, January 1st at 12pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 23rd at 9:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, December 15th at 8pm (ET)
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