PORTRAIT COLLECTION: “Racist Governor Ross Barnett of Mississippi” (1962)

Barnett gave his famous fifteen-word “I Love Mississippi” speech at the University of Mississippi football game in Jackson. Ole Miss Rebels were playing Kentucky Wildcats. 41,000 fans cheered at the stadium waving thousands of Confederate flags. At halftime, a gigantic Confederate flag was unveiled on the field. The crowd shouted “We want Ross”! Barnett went […]