Interview with Dave Dennis
QUESTION 26
INTERVIEWER:

SO THEN UM, CHANEY AND GOODMAN AND, AND SCHWERNER ARE ARE MISSING. TALK ABOUT THAT TIME.

Dave Dennis:

Well, we did number one is we felt that something was going to happen. I don't think that anyone had in their minds that it was gonna be a clean summer. Without the racists being able to take their toll on someone, we hadn't expected it to happen so soon, and we didn't expect it to happen so close to the family. Because most people look at uh, Chaney, Schwerner and Goodman as being uh summer volunteers, and that is not true, there were only one summer volunteer and that was Goodman. Uh, Mickey Schwerner had been in the state for a while and had been very active in one of the toughest areas in the state, I mean there was the Delta, that was the Nachez area, uh, and that was uh Philadelphia area and that part of Mississippi, those were the places whereby we had the most trouble, and uh, James Chaney was from Arabia, Mississippi which is only a few miles from Philadelphia. We didn't expect it to, to hit so fast and so close that time.