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Mississippi filmmaker Mary Blessey reveals that black and white University of Mississippi students together made a deal with Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s to expose a secret about former Gov. Ross Barnett that may have cost him another term. She held an advance screening of her film at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Dec. 11, 2019. Photo courtesy Mary Blessey

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