The South: Welcome in Mississippi


On hand to greet President Richard Nixon at Gulfport, Miss. Municipal Airport last week was a nearly all white crowd of 30,000. They were in a festive, exuberant mood, despite the fact that some had waited more than five hours to see the first Chief Executive since Harry Truman to visit their state.

The President was in Mississippi to get a look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Camille. But the visit also served as a test of Nixon's "Southern strategy," reflected by his appointment of South Carolina Judge Clement Haynsworth Jr....

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