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William Patrick Murphy, January 17, 1978. Interview B-0043.
A University Professor Defends Brown v. Board of Education in 1950s Mississippi: Lawyer William Patrick Murphy describes his 1950s battle against segregation and his struggle to keep his job after his beliefs became public in Oxford, Mississippi. Murphy, who taught constitutional law at the University of Mississippi, used journal articles and his classroom to speak out in favor of the Brown decision.
Interviewee: William Patrick Murphy    Interviewer: Sean Devereux
Duration: 01:01:48     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.