Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

CAN TELL ME ABOUT THE, THE UH, DECISION AND HOW YOU LEARNED ABOUT IT AND WHAT FEELINGS THAT, THAT EVOKED?

Charles Diggs:

Well, I had already concluded, uh, that that uh, however the Till trial decision went, it would create animosity and and have, have other, perhaps uh, dimensions of security uh, on both sides. And so after the uh, all of the witnesses, uh, after the case, uh had been heard, uh, I gathered Mr. Moses Wright who was the chief witness, uh and I gathered him together and, and started, uh, and, and left. Uh, I put him in my car and we drove to uh, to Memphis, Tennessee, uh, and uh, then I uh, flew him back to, I flew him to Chicago. Uh, and so, I heard the verdict, we heard the verdict uh, over the radio as we were traveling from Tallahatchie to Memphis, uh, heard that uh, that the defendants uh, had been found not guilty.