Interview with Dave Dennis
QUESTION 24
INTERVIEWER:

SO HOW WOULD BRINGING WHITE STUDENTS INTO MISSISSIPPI FOCUS THAT ATTENTION?

Dave Dennis:

Well, most of the, most of the, most of the students, that uh people were bringing in for the summer project were from the large Universities, and they were from families who were politicians, uh bankers, uh lawyers and others, and we felt by the fact that by bringing in those particular people that the attention of their parents and relatives, from the various different other parts of the country would be on these areas. And by having large numbers of whites in here is to press the American public would have much more concern than if there were just a bunch of blacks that were in the state.** So we felt by using whites that would bring the type of attention because they were following their white children in the area.