Interview with Charles Butts
QUESTION 31
LOUIS MASSIAH:

What were you doing in Mississippi in '62-'64?

CHARLES BUTTS:

Beginning in the summer of 1962, for two years, ah, I published a weekly newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers ah, was on my board and one of the people that had begun that newspaper in the first place. He served on my board until he was assassinated. And I unfortunately ah, had the unfortunate um, ah, experience of being the first newsman on the scene because I knew where he lived when word came out that he had been ah, shot down. Um, James Meredith ah, went to Old Miss at that time and there was--that crisis ah, resulted in the death of ah, several people. Ah, I knew him both as a journalist covering that as a story ah, as well as knowing him as an individual.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

Stop the camera.