Interview with David Dawley

Did you have any sense of being, when we talked on the phone you said something about also that there was a fear and it was part of the reason why you left. Can you talk to that?


We didn't leave because of fear, we were not run out of town, and what Willie, Willie Ricks needs to know today is that he didn't run me out of anywhere. I went back to Chicago a year later and was the only White working on the west side streets of Chicago, all Black, so, but we did leave Mississippi with a sense of, ah, of discomfort and, ah, and, ah, uncertainty about what was going to happen between Blacks and Whites. You know, we, we had made plans to leave the march, but we were not unhappy to go back to, to go back home, where we belonged.