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Attorney General Kennedy Deplores Racial Violence in Mississippi

Nov. 29, 1961 - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy said today that the F.B.I. would make a complete investigation of today’s outbreak of violence at McComb, Miss. His statement follows: “The outbreak of violence in McComb obviously is a matter of deep concern. The F.B.I. has been asked to make a complete investigation of all aspects of the incident. The matter will be vigorously pursued. Officials of the Department of Justice have just talked with Mayor C.H. Douglas of McComb. We have received his personal assurance that the five Negroes who were the subjects of the violence this afternoon will receive full protection while in that city. Only a relatively small number of people were responsible for this inexcusable violence. We are certain that the vast majority of the people of McComb, as in other parts of the country, deplore the incident.”


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