Interview with Unita Blackwell
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

NOW FOR BLACK MISSISSIPPIANS AT THAT TIME, THAT WAS A PRETTY DANGEROUS THING TO DO. WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR YOU TO GO DOWN TO VOTE, OR TO TRY TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT THAT TIME?

Unita Blackwell:

Well, it wasn't easy to try to get people to come out to go and try to register to vote because the first time that we went, we had a circle around the courthouse of pickup trucks and rifles and white people getting ready to stop us from going into the courthouse. And we stayed in the courthouse, you know, all day long trying to get registered to vote. And only four people got in that whole day. That kind of a thing, and it started a whole process here in this area and in the whole Delta.