Interview with Charles Butts
QUESTION 3
LOUIS MASSIAH:

I just really want you to say that you worked as a journalist in the sixties, and what you saw, and how that might possibly be connected with what you were doing in Cleveland or what you saw happening the movement happening in Cleveland. But just identify the fact that you had worked in Mississippi.

CHARLES BUTTS:

Ah, I published a ah, weekly newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. It really served the whole state of Mississippi. It didn't have a real large circulation but it was the third largest circulating paper in the state, which says a lot more about how many people read in Mississippi ah, than ah, than how big it was. But I did that for two years from the summer of '62 until the summer of '64. And returned north and, and went to college. By then I was married. My wife ah, was going to be expecting a child.