Interview with Dave Dennis
QUESTION 20
INTERVIEWER:

I WANNA MOVE UP NOW TO UH THE UH SUMMER PROJECT UM, BRINGING STUDENTS INTO MISSISSIPPI. AND I'D LIKE TO FIRST ASK YOU ABOUT THE DEBATE TO BRING WHITE STUDENTS INTO MISSISSIPPI DAVE, TALKING ABOUT THE SUMMER PROJECT, UH, TALK TO ME ABOUT THE UH, THE DEBATE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO BRING IN WHITE COLLEGE STUDENTS AT THE TIME.

Dave Dennis:

At the time that uh, we decided to bring in the large number of students, especially white students, for the summer project in 1964, there was a lot of debate among um, uh, the workers, locally. Many of the workers, did not want a lot of the white students in. Uh, one was that they felt that it would take away from the um, what we were trying to do in the movement as a whole, and the second thing I think was, was that basically a concern in terms of the uh, the question of black and white issues