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Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983. The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams - Page 6. February 21, 1963. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 18, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/73/show/62.

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Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983. (February 21, 1963). The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams - Page 6. University of Houston Integration Records. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/73/show/62

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Title The University and Integration, an address by John D. Williams
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983
Publisher Program For A Greater University of Mississippi
Date February 21, 1963
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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  • University of Houston
  • Williams, J. D. (John Davis), 1902-1983
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  • speeches (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1985-005, Box 29, Folder 19
Original Collection President's Office Records
Digital Collection University of Houston Integration Records
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Transcript God it will remain so; but the present peace does not take away from the tragedy of last autumn. This is what happened. No doubt here in California, 2,000 miles away, you have asked, "Why did it happen? How could it have happened?" I can in some measure answer these questions. As an American citizen I cannot condone defiance of law, rioting, willful destruction of property, murder. I make no attempt to achieve your acceptance of what happened but only your understanding of it. The Civil War is not so far away from us in Mississippi. My office is in the building which housed the entire University in 1861. From it marched away The University Greys, a Confederate unit made up entirely of our students, not one of whom ever returned to the University. A defeated and pillaged people do not easily forget. The bitterness of that defeat was burned into our memory by the savage rule, imposed from without, of the Reconstruction Era. Jealousy and a certain distrust of the Federal Government exist throughout this country. It is an established fact of political life in Mississippi and in the rest of the Deep South. Then there is the 'Southern way of life,' the social pattern of the complete separation of the races which not even the bloodiest war In our history and the century since then had changed in its essentials. You who hear me may be utterly opposed to this system; but a-