Breaking Mississippi

5.0/5

Critic Rating

This is the explosive inside story of James Meredith's battle to smash the system of white supremacy in the most racially segregated state in 1960s America. By becoming the first black person to apply to the all-white university of Mississippi - Meredith will draw in the KKK and JFK - and trigger the largest number of troops ever deployed for a single disturbance on US soil. Across 10 episodes and with US public radio journalist Jenn White as our guide - James Meredith takes us from his childhood in rural Mississippi where racism runs deep - to a pivotal flashpoint in...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Mar 9, 2023

"This powerful podcast...At nearly 90, it’s precious to hear him tell his story and in the first episode journalist Jenn White covers how his segregated upbringing and forward-thinking father inspired his quest for equality."

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