Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

WAS THERE KIND OF A, I DON'T KNOW WAS THERE AS MUCH TENSION, BUT WAS THERE, HOW DID THEY REGARD THIS CASE AS FAR AS YOU COULD SEE?

Charles Diggs:

Well, they, they were tense too, um, not not, not not in anticipation of the results. I think it was almost a foregone conclusion that the, that uh these people would not be found guilty. Uh, but uh, they were tense because of the attention that uh, the case generated. And, they were tense because it brought in a whole lot of people from the outside and uh, that uh, that they always considered to be their enemies anyway: people from the North, the reporters the uh, and other leadership elements. Uh, and just plain people from uh, from outside of that area even within Mississippi they, they never seen anything like that.