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Analysis: Book looks beyond headlines of RFK poverty tour

Ellen B. Meacham says when she set out to research and write a book about Democratic Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s April 1967 tour of poverty-stricken areas of the Mississippi Delta, “I didn’t just want to write a story about ‘Saint Bobby Comes to Mississippi.'” So, Meacham, a journalism instructor at the University of Mississippi, found and interviewed local people who ...

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