Robin Day conducting an interview at 1960 DNC
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From the BBC vault: questioning a 1960's segregationist

The BBC's Robin Day questions Mississippi governor Ross Barnett over the rights of African Americans.

Mr Barnett was attending the Democratic convention in 1960, and argued that determining civil rights for African Americans was a matter for individual states to decide.

This came as the Democratic party's platform called for expanded civil rights.

  • 03 Nov 2012